VIDEO: Surveillance Shows As Teen Suddenly Starts Shooting Deputy

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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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.


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.


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.


@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.

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.