A Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office deputy who spotted a car speeding on Clearview Parkway in Metairie discovered the driver, who had been shot four times, was trying to get to the hospital, according to authorities.
The 41-year-old victim suffered gunshot wounds to his ankle and leg but is expected to recover, according to a Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office incident report.
The shooting appears to have occurred around midnight Saturday (Feb. 10) in the 1300 block of South Wilson Street in Metairie.
But authorities didn’t learn of the shooting until a deputy saw a red Chevrolet Impala with no license plate speeding near Clearview Parkway and West Napoleon Avenue, according to the Sheriff’s Office.
The deputy turned on his overhead lights and sirens, but the Impala’s driver continued on, almost crashing at Clearview and the South Interstate 10 Service road, authorities said. While stopped, the driver stuck his head out of the car’s window and explained that he had been shot. The man told the deputy he was headed to East Jefferson General Hospital in Metairie.
As the deputy began to walk toward the car, the driver sped off before his injuries could be confirmed, the report said. The deputy got back into this patrol car and continued following the Impala.
The driver turned onto West Esplanade Avenue and onto Houma Boulevard near the hospital, where the car got stuck on a curb, the report said. Paramedics called to the scene transported the man to University Medical Center in New Orleans.
The deputy saw “multiple bullet holes” in the car’s driver-side door. But the man refused to answer the deputy’s questions about the shooting, the report said.
Investigators eventually found the Wilson Street shooting scene, which is in the victim’s neighborhood. No motive or suspect has been identified.
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Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call the Sheriff’s Office investigations bureau at 504.364.5300. The public can also call Crimestoppers at 504.822.1111 or toll-free at 877.903.7867. Tips can be texted to C-R-I-M-E-S (274637); text TELLCS then the crime information. Callers or texters do not have to give their names or testify and can earn a $2,500 reward for information that leads to an indictment.