NEW ORLEANS – A man that led police on a chase after robbing a business was shot in the pelvis after turning “towards the officer in a suspicious manner,” according to the New Orleans Police Department.
Around 8:20 p.m., Brandon Collins, 23, and other men entered a business in the 2500 block of South Claiborne, tied the victims with rope and robbed them.
Collins stole one of the victim’s cars, a silver Nissan Altima, and led police on a chase. The others fled the scene, police said.
Officers responded to the report of an armed robbery in progress and saw Collins leaving the scene in the stolen car.
The officers activated their lights and sirens and attempted to stop him to no avail.
Eventually, Collins ran into a parked vehicle in the 1600 block of South Rendon Street and fled on foot into a dark alley, police said.
When an officer called out to him to stop, he suspiciously turned to face him and the officer responded by shooting him one time in the pelvis, according to the NOPD.
Collins’ injury is not considered life threatening and he is being treated for his wound. He will be booked accordingly when he is released from the hospital.
The officer suffered an abrasion to the head, which he was treated for in a nearby hospital. He will be administratively reassigned, police said.