Officials seek man accused of shooting Louisiana deputy

By – Associated Press – Monday, December 10, 2018

METAIRIE, La. (AP) – Authorities in Louisiana are searching for a man suspected of shooting and wounding a deputy responding to a disturbance at a Metairie hotel.

The New Orleans Advocate reports the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office says officials were still searching for 38-year-old as of early Monday. Sheriff Joe Lopinto says the deputy was shot in the elbow and leg Sunday night and was in stable condition. Authorities haven’t released the deputy’s identity.

The sheriff says deputies responded to a disturbance between and his girlfriend at the hotel Sunday. The nature of the disturbance is unclear. He says deputies escorted outside and he fled, shooting at them several times.

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Information from: The New Orleans Advocate, http://www.neworleansadvocate

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