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State Police Investigate Discharge of Service Weapon Following Pursuit

Jefferson – Yesterday morning, just before 10:00 am, Detectives with Louisiana State Police Bureau of Investigations were notified of a shooting incident involving a Trooper in Jefferson Parish.

Preliminary investigation revealed that while conducting traffic enforcement on I-10 in St. John the Baptist Parish, Troopers attempted to stop a white 2007 Buick Lacrosse for speeding. The driver, 21-year-old Darryl Brown of Donaldsonville, refused to stop and a pursuit ensued into Jefferson Parish. The vehicle then came to a brief stop near the intersection of Loyola Avenue and Veterans Boulevard. Upon approaching the vehicle, a Trooper discharged his weapon striking the ground. The suspect then continued to flee and was ultimately taken into custody near a residence in Kenner. There were no injuries reported during this incident.

Brown was booked into the Jefferson Parish Correctional Center on charges of Speeding (93 in a 70), Driving on the Shoulder, Fictitious License Plate, Littering, Flight from an Officer (misdemeanor), Flight from an Officer (felony).

Additional charges may be forthcoming pending a full investigation. The investigation remains active and ongoing with no further information available at this tim