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Suspect charged with attempted murder after shooting at police

3 years ago December 12, 2011 Dec 12, 2011 Monday, December 12 2011 Monday, December 12, 2011 10:05:23 AM EST in News
Source: Slidell PD

SLIDELL - A suspect has been arrested and charged with two counts of attempted first degree murder after shooting at police officers on Friday, Dec. 9.

Slidell police responded to a call Friday night of a suspicious vehicle in a parking lot on the 400 block of Fourth St.

Witnesses told officers the vehicle appeared to have been involved in an accident and that several people were standing around it.

Officers say when they arrived on scene one suspect, Jared Populis, took off running, which started a chase.

The 19-year old jumped a fence and ran toward Fifth St. Then officers say Populis turned around with a handgun and fired two or three rounds at them.

Officers surrounded the area to catch Populis and caught him in the 300 block of Teddy Ave. while attempting to jump another fence.

During questioning, Populis admitted to having the handgun, but said the gun accidentally discharged while jumping the fence.

Investigators say they don't believe his story based on evidence from the scene, and feel as though he fired the shots with intent to hit the officers.

When asked why he fled from officers, Populis said he ran because he was scared. He also admitted to being in a gang based out of New Orleans, but it is unknown if the shooting has any gang affiliation.

The case is still under investigation, but it is believed Populis acted alone.

Populis is currently being held in the St. Tammany Parish Jail and a bond has not yet been set.

Along with two counts of attempted first degree murder, Populis faces convicted felon in possession of a firearm and resisting an officer by flight charges.

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