VIDEO: Surveillance Shows As Teen Suddenly Starts Shooting Deputy

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A Jefferson Parish sheriff's deputy was shot in the hip by a 16-year-old gunman early Sunday morning.

Harvey, LA – A Jefferson Parish sheriff’s deputy was shot by a 16-year-old gunman on Sunday morning, after the deputy pulled two teens over for driving a stolen vehicle.

The incident occurred at approximately 2:30 a.m. in the parking lot of a Brother’s Food Mart store, Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office spokesman Glen Boyd told NOLA.

After the unnamed sergeant affected a traffic stop on the suspected stolen vehicle, a 16-year-old male exited the car, and began walking towards a gas pump with his hands raised, surveillance footage showed.

The teen suddenly stopped, dropped his hands, and could be seen fumbling with something near his waistband.

He then drew a handgun, and opened fire on the approaching sergeant before he fled from the area.

The sergeant fell to the ground and returned fire, but did not hit the suspect, NOLA reported.

He sustained a gunshot wound to his right hip, and was rushed to a local hospital.

The sergeant was expected to make a full recovery, WVUE reported.

Deputies quickly apprehended the gunman approximately 300 feet from the gas station, police said.

He has been charged with attempted first-degree murder of a police officer, possession of a stolen vehicle, possession of a firearm by a juvenile, and possession of a stolen license plate, Boyd told NOLA.

The teen, who had no prior criminal history, was being held at the Rivarde Juvenile Detention Center. It was unclear whether or not he would be charged as an adult.

His passenger, 18-year-old Derek Lightell, was arrested on charges of marijuana distribution, possession of a stolen vehicle, and possession of a stolen license plate, NOLA reported.

He was also being held in relation to a fugitive charge from another jurisdiction.

Lightell was not given bond on the fugitive offense, and was held on $20,600 bond in relation to the traffic stop.

The sheriff’s office said they planned to release the injured sergeant’s name later in the week, WVUE reported.

You can watch surveillance footage of the shooting in the video below:

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Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

I wonder whether stricter nationwide gun control laws would have prevented this unfortunate shooting.

Rdhdkid
Rdhdkid

Burgers Allday: you're being sarcastic, right?

db_cooper
db_cooper

I'd certainly hope they are being sarcastic, but you never know with the gun control crowd, they seem to think criminals will obey gun laws, even though in this case the 16-year old couldn't legally possess a handgun.

LEO0301
LEO0301

@Burgers Allday I wonder when can we expect you to use one of those firearms on yourself?

JBo
JBo

Burgers Allday: Right! Stricter/more guns laws will keep guns out of criminal's hands! And they multiply!

DreddMax
DreddMax

Well considering that at 16 years old he was already not allowed to have the gun by the existing laws. Attempted murder of a LEO is also illegal, so it appears that this criminal in the stolen car doesn't follow laws? Idiot.

nadkram
nadkram

And now he gets attempted murder charges... the death penalty should follow.

LEO0301
LEO0301

If the officer had shot him first, rest assured the family of this teen would have hired a lawyer, made comments about how the kid was turning his life around, and then sued the city. Why? Because everyone one now knows that a police shooting amounts to winning the lotto. Yeah, a loved one might end up dying in order to collect but in the end it's worth it.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@LEO0301
Dont get your panties in a bunch because I'm hypothesizing, but maybe he hesitated because the store was in his sights and didn't know who was in the building, and he's at a gas station. I'd be worried about popping off with propane tanks in the background.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@JBo
You keep making this argument but the proof of regulation working is all over the first world.

I like guns myself, but there's no denying how little gun crime there is in other first world nations with stricter gun laws.

JBo
JBo

Hi_estComnDenomn...Just explain how more laws will keep guns out of the hands of criminals. It hasn't worked yet so I'm not sure how doing more of the same thing will yield different results.

JBo
JBo

Also, you once asked me to stop tagging you in posts and I've honored your request by never tagging you since then. Please do the same for me.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@JBo
Well it does work all over the world. Canada, the UK and Australia to name our closest cousins.

JBo
JBo

Hi_estComnDenomn...those countries, as well as Japan and other developed Asian countries, European countries...Norway, Sweden, et. al., all have have very different family dynamics, work ethics, value systems and so on. This country is a relatively new country compared to a large number of other countries and our country was born out of war when we kicked the British out and renewed after the Civil war. That being said, our crime rates really started to increase around 1958. Our problems begin with the lack of family interaction with itself as well as the "me first" mentality where every one must succeed and if someone fails...it's someone else's fault. Guns are a symptom. Not the problem. People are the problem.

JBo
JBo

You're still going to tag me?

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@JBo it's how someone knows you're talking to them. But alright, I'll stop.

tday1973
tday1973

no they just commit crimes like walking in stores and clearing out the shelves right in front of owners cause they know they can't do shit about it..yeah let's live in that society..or they use machetes and cut their heads off or slash their victims all up..what a load of crap..

DJ178
DJ178

@JBo re: Bugers Allday, He posts that same BS on every shooting video. Its gotten kinda old.

BlueProtects
BlueProtects

Gun laws wouldn't change this one bit. The questions should be:
Where did this kid get the gun..
Did he get it from home because it was not locked up?
Is he fulfilling a gang initiation will have to shoot a cop?
If he Bought it who illegally sold it?
THE 2nd AMENDMENT IS FOR "WE THE PEOPLE" TO PROTECT THEMSELVES FROM PEOPLE LIKE THIS KID, GANGS AND SO ON.

Ericdvia
Ericdvia

The sixteen year old waited till he had the pump between him and the officer so he could not be seen pulling his pistol. Have fun with your 20 year plus vacation.

Sickandtired
Sickandtired

Have you ever looked to see what the demographics of those countries are? I was curious so I did. I looked to see what percentage of the population of those countries you mentioned were black. Canada - 2.5%, The UK, around 3%, Australia - under 2%. I am taking about African, not the indigenous Aborigine population. If you add them it goes to under 5 percent. The US is at 12.3%. Now, according to the UN in 2015 the US homicide rate was 4.9 per 100,000. The global average at the time was 6.2. Canada was at 1.68, The UK was .92 and Australia was .98. Just over 50% of murders in the US are committed by blacks. Whites commit just over 35%. This data makes me think, the problem is not guns or gun laws, but culture. Take out the non white murders and the US rate drops to around 1.7. Now you can call me a racist or whatever you want. I just presented facts and figures. Nothing more.

Skibum4106
Skibum4106

First World Country ? What are you talking about .. Democrat Run Cities like Chicago Baltimore Los Angels , New Orleans .. are just like Third world Countries ..
If you take the murders and crimes stats from the top 12 Democrat run Cities in the USA then the USA has one of the lowest murder rates per Capita of any Country in the World ..

Richard Kurtz
Richard Kurtz

Very true Also Canada and Australia do not have near the population density and number of large cities we have here in the US. Heck, CA has more people than Canada. High population density = more run down neighborhoods and more crime. You are comparing apples to oranges. Just take guns away from black people and over 1/2 the gun murders go away. Sad but true. As has been said above, this is a culture problem, not a gun problem. Black lives seem to matter to everyone except inner city black people. Fixing that problem would go a long ways to reducing the gun murder rate in the US. The murder rate for Blacks in the US is 20.9 for every 100,000 according to the CDC. For Whites it is 2.6. Those stats say a lot.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@Richard Kurtz
"Black lives seem to matter to everyone except inner city black people."

That is an incorrect assumption. Since you people like to focus on Chicago, the murder rate has been trending downward. There are also numerous individuals and groups doing work to slow the death rate, constantly. But that is not going to show up on your news feed.

And on the flipside, opioid death, an overwhelmingly white problem, is being answered with a bunch of shrugs. Drug death rates are starting to overtake gun crime rates,especially in the midwest. From your logic, i would also conclude that white lives don't matter to most whites, until it hits them personally.

Sickandtired
Sickandtired

I believe Richard was making a generalization. I think even you would admit that blacks are killing blacks at an alarming rate. As for opioid deaths, as long as the drug companies keep putting money in the back pockets of politicians on both sides of the aisle, I don't think much will happen. Also I do agree with you. Until it affects someone personally, it is out of sight, out of mind for most.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@Sickandtired
I do agree that it is alarming. I was more attacking the "black lives don't matter to blacks" line, when it is currently demonstrably being proven that not only is crime dropping in Chicago, but it is largely in part due to community activism that most on this site is unaware of.

WeAllMutter
WeAllMutter

Yes, gun violence is higher in these areas, but who ever stopped to think that disenfranchising Black people from their local economy might push some of them to make money the only way available to them — crime? The schools in these neighbourhoods offer little hope beyond a minimum wage job, which they can’t even get when everyone’s ready call 911 and give them a criminal record for protesting such harassment. So, look at the society in which this gun violence is happening. “You can’t fix the flower, you can only fix the soil.” So long as the only investment in these neighbourhoods is to fill the prisons with laborers, you will see hopelessness, crime, and gun violence.


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