Police: inmate escapes hospital, tries to get in woman's car
NEW ORLEANS- Police say a Jefferson Parish inmate being treated for heroin ingestion escaped from a New Orleans hospital and was arrested after trying to get inside a woman's car.
New Orleans police spokesman Tyler Gamble says Jefferson Parish deputies shot at 26-year-old Domonique Battle as they chased him down a stairwell and down the street outside University Hospital. But they didn't hit anyone.
Gamble says that at some point, Battle allegedly struggled with a female deputy and took her Taser, which was found near where he was arrested Sunday morning.
He says that as Battle was being chased down Canal Street, a woman called police to say that a prisoner was trying to get into her car. Gamble says officers quickly arrested Battle, who faces a new charge of aggravated escape.
It was not clear whether he had an attorney.