The man shot and wounded by a JPSO deputy Thursday afternoon will be charged with attempted murder for the events that led to the shooting, according to police.
Quintin Sanders, 31, is currently being treated at a local hospital for a single gunshot wound to the shoulder according to a Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office spokesman. His injury is not considered life-threatening.
According to JPSO, detectives were on patrol in Marrero when they attempted to pull Sanders over. Police say Sanders initially refused to stop, then did so at the intersection of Garden Road and Acre Road, where police cars surrounded his vehicle.
According to Sheriff Joe Lopinto, the detectives spotted drugs inside his car before attempting to stop him.
“We can see what appears to be narcotics in plain view in the vehicle,” he said at the scene of the shooting.
Police say Sanders then attempted drive away, dragging a detective who was holding onto his door’s handle with him. Sander’s then struck a police unit with his car and began driving towards another detective who was on foot when that detective opened fire, wounding Sanders.
Sanders was taken to the hospital to be treated for a gunshot wound to his shoulder, where he is still being held.
None of the detectives were seriously injured, according to JPSO.
“The good news is nobody’s going to lose a life here. But also nobody should be running from us or hurt our deputies either,” Lopinto said. “Nothing in that car is worth anyone’s life.”
Once released from the hospital, Sanders will be booked on two counts of attempted first degree murder and multiple narcotics and firearms offenses