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Louisiana sheriff calls deputy's death 'cold-blooded murder'

7 months 2 days 8 hours ago June 23, 2016 Jun 23, 2016 Thursday, June 23 2016 June 23, 2016 11:01 AM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: ApNewsNow

HARVEY - A law enforcement spokesman says the man accused of killing a sheriff's deputy faces four charges including first degree murder.

A spokesman for the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office, John Fortunato, said 19-year-old Jerman Neveaux was released from a New Orleans hospital early Thursday morning and taken to jail in Jefferson parish.

He faces four charges: first degree murder, assault, battery on a police officer, and resisting arrest.

Sheriff Newell Normand told reporters late Wednesday how a suspect who was about to be searched by Detective David Michel suddenly flipped around and shot the officer.

Normand said Wednesday that Neveaux shot Michel three times after Michel tried to search him.

The sheriff says Neveaux was on probation and wasn't supposed to have a gun so he shot the officer in "cold-blooded murder."

That sparked an intense manhunt for Neveaux who was later found in a back yard. He was taken to the hospital Wednesday, suffering from an orbital fracture and cuts and scrapes to his face.

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