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Coroner IDs man shot in New Orleans by Jefferson deputies

1 year 10 months 2 days ago Wednesday, February 10 2016 Feb 10, 2016 February 10, 2016 4:36 PM February 10, 2016 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: APNewsNow

NEW ORLEANS - A coroner has released the name and age of a man shot to death by Jefferson Parish sheriff's deputies after a chase that led them into New Orleans.

New Orleans Coroner Jeffrey Rouse said Wednesday that the man was 22-year-old Eric Harris. His city of residence wasn't immediately available.

Harris died Monday night. Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand said a deputy had approached the man at Oakwood Mall after three people reported he had brandished a gun. There was an altercation before the man got to his car and drove off. He led deputies across a Mississippi River bridge into New Orleans, where he crashed into a pole. Normand said Monday that when the man put the car in reverse, deputies opened fire.

Rouse said Harris had multiple gunshot wounds.

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