KENNER POLICE DEPARTMENT
Stephen D. Caraway
Chief of Police
500 Veterans Boulevard
FAX (504) 712-2209
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Sergeant Brian
Kenner Police Department investigating officer involved shooting
At approximately 7:07 p.m., Friday, November 8, 2013, the Kenner Police
Department received a stolen vehicle hit from a License Plate
Recognition camera involving a 2009 Nissan Altima, white in color.
Officers responding to the stolen hit located the vehicle in the
3500 block of Martinique Avenue, in Kenner.
The vehicle had been reported stolen during a residential
burglary that occurred on October 24, 2013.
A uniformed Kenner Police Officer approached the vehicle and
observed a male suspect lying back in the driverís seat with the
ignition running, possibly to avoid detection.
The officer attempted to have the suspect acknowledge him while
giving verbal commands. The
suspect accelerated the vehicle and rapidly advanced towards the
officer. The officer
fearing for his life discharged his duty weapon striking the suspect
inside the vehicle.
The suspect has been transported to a local hospital where he
remains in serious condition.
This incident remains under investigation.
Steve Caraway urges anyone with information concerning this incident, to
call the Kenner Police Department at (504) 712-2222, or Crimestoppers at
Police Department website: