A Marrero man driving a stolen vehicle was shot in the shoulder after he struck a St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office unit several times while fleeing from deputies attempting to make a traffic stop, Sheriff James Pohlmann said.
Shortly before 2 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 1, Sheriff Pohlmann said, deputies responded to a call about a 2015 black Chevy Malibu listed as stolen out of New Orleans being spotted in Chalmette.
Deputies attempted to make a traffic stop on the vehicle near the intersection of St. Bernard Highway and Pakenham Drive in Chalmette.
The driver, a 25-year-old male, refused to stop and led deputies on a pursuit, eastbound on St. Bernard Highway and onto the Chalmette Ferry landing.
As the suspect was attempting to flee on the ferry landing, he struck a patrol car several times with the stolen vehicle.
A deputy fired at the vehicle as it careened toward him, striking the suspect in the shoulder.
The suspect was apprehended and transported to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries, Sheriff Pohlmann said.
An arrest warrant has been issued and will be executed upon his release from the hospital.
The suspect is wanted for three counts of attempted first-degree murder on a police officer, possession of a stolen vehicle, aggravated flight from an officer, and aggravated criminal damage to property.
The investigation is ongoing and additional charges may filed.
Christopher Pace, 25, of the 1700 block of Betty Street in Marrero, was booked Nov. 1 with three counts of attempted first degree murder on a police officer, possession of a stolen vehicle, aggravated flight from an officer, and aggravated criminal damage to property.