Man Steals Cop Car, Tries Robbing Texas Man Who Shoots Him Dead

Tom Gantert

A man stole a police car and then drove 150 miles before two attempted robberies.

Opelousas, LA – A 25-year-old man stole an unmarked police car May 12 and tried robbing two couples before one of his would-be victims killed him.

Leon Jones III stole the unmarked police car from a Motel 6 parking lot where police were investigating drug activity inside a motel room, according to KLFY.

The Acadiana Advocate reported that the vehicle was running at the time that Jones stole it.

The police officer had left the vehicle in a hurry to go into the motel room and assist other officers. Several arrests were made in the motel room and it’s not clear if Jones was involved with that incident.

That unmarked police car had a rifle and body armor inside, according to the Opelousas Police Department.

Jones drove to Port Arthur, Texas where he attempted to carjack a couple at a convenience store. The couple was able to escape, according to KLFY.

Jones then took the police rifle and approached a husband and wife who were fishing for crabs.

KFDM reported that Jones demanded money and other property from the husband and wife and fired shots at them.

The husband went to his own SUV and pulled out a handgun and exchanged shots with Jones, according to police.

Jones was found dead at the scene with multiple gunshot wounds to the chest, according to KLFY.

“It was a very heroic act that man did,” said Port Arthur Police Department spokesman Detective Michael Herbert, according to KLFY.

The police car and the police officer’s weapon were recovered.

Comments (97)
No. 1-47
flybynight
flybynight

He's not black...... He's an immigrant or something. That's my story and I'm sticking with it!!!! 🙄

RunCop
RunCop

Le’on Jones 3 aka B.L Splatter

JohDia01
JohDia01

Karma gotcha didn’t it Mr.Jones! What a great ending!

LEO0301
LEO0301

I bet Jones didn't expect that to happen.

russellkirk53
russellkirk53

Out for a jog, probably.

rpmdbs
rpmdbs

Poor guy was about to turn his life around and become a doctor.

Excalibr4
Excalibr4

The suspect is black! I'm starting to see a pattern here!

SPD33
SPD33

Don't you just love happy endings?

Viking24
Viking24

Perfectly legal citizens arrest and a free execution as a bonus prize!!!

Shepfershort
Shepfershort

Good thing most 'niggas' are dumb as stumps.

ajl1957
ajl1957

Good shot one less criminal

spitfirexiiv
spitfirexiiv

Nip it. Nip it in the bud!

AnnykaV
AnnykaV

Waiting for the family to somehow decide the precipitating event was the unmarked officer's not locking his car and demand he be fired and be held financially liable for their young honor role and choir boy son's death.

BlueOceanOne
BlueOceanOne

Cleansing of the gene pool!!

maxx1676
maxx1676

It`s so sad he died...he had so many more years of going in and out of prison left in him.

BlueLM101
BlueLM101

I'm going to guess 'mama' is going to say that he was a good boy and he was only "borrowing the car" and he was only trying to "borrow" money from the couple and they killed him because "they racist"...

POPS5058
POPS5058

A lot of comments about race on here. I didn't see any mention of the shooters race. May have been black man shot another black man. I'm out fishing with my wifey and some idiot starts throwing lead at me then he just made a fatal mistake. I don't care what color they are.

Brandon89420
Brandon89420

Bye bye you hoodlum

modixie
modixie

Another story with a warm fuzzy ending. Don't you just love happy endings.

lorinflickinger
lorinflickinger

This man is dead. And all the dead wish for? That they wish they are alive..... A wasted life is never to be celebrated. This man's victims will 4give him. They will live again in this man's suffering... The truth hurts

SavesTheDay
SavesTheDay

Jesus Christ on a bike. No, I don't have any defense for dude that got shot. Zero. But holy shit, some of you are just flat out racist. Good God. Dude dun screwed himself. Yeah, he deserved his ending. But, y'all are exactly why "the other side" call you lot racist. Get it together. It's painful knowing that some of these comments are coming from sworn damn officers and/or retired officers. Fucking shit on a brick.

rhj10077
rhj10077

The lesson here is if some one is crab fishing don't mess with him.

reverett456117502
reverett456117502

Once again: Good Guys = 1 Bad Guy = 0 (Figure it out yet criminals????)

TCSO7801
TCSO7801

Play stupid games get stupid rewards. Sounds like the CC man practices a bit as an assault rifle doesn't score a single hit on him from handgun range but he hits assailant multiple times in the chest. Retired LE or military?

tuggingalong
tuggingalong

This is outcome of bad parenting. Losers today want to blame society for everything but it’s not a collective failing. It’s an individual failing of parents that produce bad offspring. Once there are many losers, the culture accepts it as normal and in an effort to not hurt anyone‘s little feelings, standards are lowered to a pathetically low common denominator. That’s why thug life is celebrated. Black Americans that don’t glorify thug life are some of the most successful Americans.

Also, African is not a race so why do we use the term African American? I have friends from Africa and they don’t consider black Americans to be African Americans.

XIHP308
XIHP308

Stupid decisions have bad endings.

Hugh g
Hugh g

Wait until this story gets on pbs news hour. Turn it around and upside down. Will blame the government, & police.

Stanracer
Stanracer

Another usual suspect meets instant justice. Start the ghetto lottery!

bryantrent
bryantrent

Good shot sir way to go

VicG
VicG

Yes, I do love happy endings. One less POS to contend with...

GIJOE62
GIJOE62

Well, don't mess with people that carry. One less thug to have to deal with, way to go sir. Good center mass placements.

cobra_45
cobra_45

Play With A Puppy , and Get Licked in The Face ! 🤣

JCRPI
JCRPI

But did they catch any crabs?

alicefae
alicefae

Hehehe. I applaud the winner! Those Southeast Texas men aren’t anyone to mess with ! I’d like to have been a fly in the wall, when the fisherman came out with his own gun.

Dubya
Dubya

He was an upcoming aspiring Rapper. But everyone else lived!!!

Blueknight47
Blueknight47

That's why right to carry Guns is so necessary everywhere!
COPS couldn't Stop Criminal 😡 and he victimized other law-abiding citizens. Liberals would release him without Bail and put him on Probation if he was convicted of a Crime! Time for Armed Citizens to defend themselves!!?!!

hoss377
hoss377

I love a story with a happy ending

CoastalCharlie
CoastalCharlie

Better still, our hero faced down a turd with a rifle in a gun fight and won!!!

PapaJon
PapaJon

I'm a sucker for these happy endings. What happened to the felon is going to start happening to the elected dictators trying to destroy America.

Schick56
Schick56

Awwww, 😂😂😂☠️☠️☠️

Jerry Atrik
Jerry Atrik

There are 54 countries in the continent of Africa. When a person says they are African American ask them from which country. I've worked all over Africa and there are many colors of skin on that continent. AFRICA IS NOT A COUNTRY!!!

Trueferblue
Trueferblue

Legally armed citizen stops criminal thug’s activities permanently! Love that 2nd Amendment and “Stand Your Ground” laws!!

stump
stump

Texas men are like Pit bulls. They will either lick you in the face or bite your balls off...looks like he got bit

Kramo
Kramo

Oh darn. He was just beginning to turn his life around.

donaldtb
donaldtb

I guess if they waited 2 months to report this one they could have found a picture of him in a tuxedo, too.

Goldbear5
Goldbear5

Waaad it isssssssss!


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