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Gonzales officer shoots armed robbery suspect

photoAccording to Gonzales Police Chief Sherman Jackson, at approximately 8:30 p.m. on Sunday night, August 18, Gonzales Police Officers responded to an armed robbery at the Domino’s Pizza on Airline Hwy. within the city limits of Gonzales. An undisclosed amount of money was taken.

The suspect left the establishment in a vehicle stolen from an employee, and officers pursued the vehicle, through a number of city and parish roads.

Gonzales Police Officers and Ascension Parish Sheriff Deputies laid out spikes in an attempt to stop the vehicle. The vehicle then stopped on Roddy Rd., near Fox Run Apartments.

The suspect fled the vehicle with a weapon thought to be a handgun, which was brandished towards officers. Due to the threat, officers fired their weapons, and the suspect was severely wounded, including a gunshot wound to the neck, near the rear of Oak Lane Apartments. He is currently at Our Lady of the Lake Hospital.

During the pursuit, a Gonzales Police vehicle went off of the road at the corner of Roddy and Bayou Narcisse, causing the airbag to deploy. The officer suffered minor injuries.

An investigation is ongoing, and APSO is assisting GPD. Confirmation is also being sought on the suspect’s name.


  1. Crazy fool!

  2. Another SUPER job by our PD's! Thanks to all!

  3. Wbrian Wd says:


  4. My friend and I jumped out the maniacs way and then
    almost got hit by someone else. Happy they caught him
    And glad to be home safe with my HUBBY and son.

  5. Neck shot, groovy!

  6. John L. Unger says:

    We heard something like fiteworks at that time. Glad they got em!

  7. Charles Hollier says:

    Glad none of the good guys were hurt.

  8. Nikki Hebert says:

    Great job guys… omg i was right there at stop sign.all i seen was lights and heard sirens.. shoot my heart hit my feet..

  9. GREAT JOB By GPD and APSO. That Maniac almost ran over me and my family in the Gonzales Wal-Mart parking lot.