GRETNA, La. (AP) - The Latest on Louisiana police chase shooting (all times local):
Suburban New Orleans authorities say about a dozen officers fired at a teenager who’s accused of hitting a sheriff’s deputy with a stolen car and shooting at police cars during a chase Thursday night.
Col. John Fortunato, spokesman for the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office, tells The Associated Press that about 10 sheriff’s deputies and two Gretna police officers fired at 17-year—old Ray John Brown of New Orleans.
Brown is black. Fortunato did not know the race of the deputies. Gretna police did not immediately respond to a voicemail query.
Authorities tell news outlets the officer is being treated for an injured leg and Brown for a bullet wound in the stomach. Their conditions Friday were not immediately available, but officials have said neither injury was life-threatening.
Authorities say a teenage suspect driving a stolen car was shot by police after he struck an officer with the vehicle during a chase near New Orleans.
NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune reports (https://bit.ly/2hVMbQp ) both the 17-year-old suspect and the injured officer survived and were being treated for injuries.
Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand said the chase began Thursday night after officers spotted a Kia Optima that was reported stolen. He says the driver led officers on a chase and fired gunshots at two police vehicles. The chase ended when the Kia drove into a yard in Gretna.
Sheriff’s spokesman John Fortunado said the teenager was shot in the stomach. Gretna Police Chief Arthur Lawson said one of his officers had an injured leg after being hit by the car.
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