Orleans sherrif's deputy fires weapon at Algiers armed robbery suspect

Orleans sherrif's deputy fires weapon at Algiers armed robbery suspect

Orleans sherrif's deputy fires weapon at Algiers armed robbery suspect

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Posted on February 17, 2014 at 10:42 AM

Updated Monday, Feb 17 at 10:58 AM

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NEW ORLEANS, La. -- The New Orleans Police Department is looking for a man they say robbed a business in Algiers, Sunday.

According to police, around 2:00 p.m., the suspect entered the business in the 4100 block of Behrman Highway, implying he had a gun, and demanded money from the cashiers.

Once they gave him money, the suspect left and a detailed Orleans Parish Criminal Sheriff's Deputy followed him into the parking lot.

The suspect then got into a late model maroon Ford Taurus with tinted windows and as the deputy approached the vehicle, the suspect attempted to hit the deputy with his car.

The deputy fired his gun, possibly striking the driver's side door of the vehicle. At this time, it is unknown if the suspect was hit.

No one else was shot or injured in the incident.

The Deputy was able to catch part of the license plate, and reported two of the letter to be "WX" as the suspect was fleeing down Behrman Highway.

The suspect is described as a black male, about 30-years-old, dark skinned, low cut haircut, about 5"6' tall, wearing a dark colored hoodie and black pants.

Detective Jeff Wellborn is in charge of the investigation and can be contacted at 658-6045.

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