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.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
WATCH LIVE: NASA/SPACEX Lanuch
Ascension Parish High School Graduation Ceremonies
Ascension Parish pumps operating in time for upcoming rain
Former NASA engineer - now a Southern University professor - eagerly awaits...
Sheriff cracking down on late-night Tannerite explosions disturbing La. neighborhood
Southern baseball players meet for unofficial practice in Port Allen
Kenan Cooper is first from West Feliciana to swim collegialety
LSU rolls out new turf in Tiger Stadium overnight
LSU Coaches dish on latest with football team
New West Feliciana football coach unsure of when he'll meet his new...