- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 22, 2015

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A south Louisiana sheriff’s deputy wounded by gunfire last week has left the hospital.

WVUE-TV reports (https://bit.ly/1DLyry3) St. Charles Parish Sheriff Greg Champagne (shahm-PAHN’) says Burt Hazeltine (HAY’-zell-teen) was released from a New Orleans hospital Tuesday. He was shot in the face, chest and elbow Thursday.

Fifty-eight-year-old John Paul Devillier (deh-VILL’-yay) is being held on $1 million bond after being booked with attempted first-degree murder. Authorities say they believe Devillier became enraged after the deputy refused to stop traffic for him on busy U.S. Highway 90. Hazeltine was working a school traffic detail.

Hazeltine has a wife and four children. The St. Charles Sheriff’s Office is hosting a benefit for his family Thursday in Destrehan.


Information from: WVUE-TV, https://fox8live.com

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