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Police: inmate escapes hospital, tries to get in woman's car

8 months 1 week 6 days ago March 21, 2016 Mar 21, 2016 Monday, March 21 2016 March 21, 2016 3:28 AM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Associated Press
COURTESY: WWL, OPSO

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.

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