JPSO deputy shoots, apprehends robbery suspect in Marrero

West Bank gas station clerk shot by suspect

September 23, 2018 - 10:19 am

A robbery suspect is in custody after officials say he was shot and apprehended by a Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Deputy early Sunday morning.

The shooting happened shortly before 4 a.m. near an Exxon gas station at the corner of Barataria Boulevard and the West Bank Expressway. 

JPSO spokesman Glen Boyd says the clerk in the store was shot in the abdomen. A deputy in the area heard the shot, and responded to the scene where he was confronted by the suspect. According to Boyd, the deputy pursued the suspect and shot him in the leg.

Both the store clerk and the suspect are hospitalized with what are believed to be non-life threating injuries, said Boyd. The deputy was not injured in the incident.

Anyone with more information about this shooting is asked to call Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.

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