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Gonzales officer shoots armed robbery suspect after chase

Monday, August 19, 2013 - 11:00am

According to Gonzales Police Chief Sherman Jackson, at approximately 8:30 p.m. on Sunday night, August 18, Gonzales Police Officers responded to an armed robbery at the Domino’s Pizza on Airline Hwy. within the city limits of Gonzales. An undisclosed amount of money was taken.

The suspect left the establishment in a vehicle stolen from an employee, and officers pursued the vehicle, through a number of city and parish roads.

Gonzales Police Officers and Ascension Parish Sheriff Deputies laid out spikes in an attempt to stop the vehicle. The vehicle then stopped on Roddy Rd., near Fox Run Apartments.

The suspect fled the vehicle with a weapon thought to be a handgun, which was brandished towards officers. Due to the threat, officers fired their weapons, and the suspect was severely wounded, including a gunshot wound to the neck, near the rear of Oak Lane Apartments. He is currently at Our Lady of the Lake Hospital.

During the pursuit, a Gonzales Police vehicle went off of the road at the corner of Roddy and Bayou Narcisse, causing the airbag to deploy. The officer suffered minor injuries.

An investigation is ongoing, and APSO is assisting GPD. Confirmation is also being sought on the suspect’s name.

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