Jefferson deputy shoots man during struggle following domestic dispute call

A Marrero man was shot Sunday night by a JPSO deputy who was responding to a domestic disturbance call.

MARRERO, La. -- Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating an officer-involved shooting in Marrero. 

According to JPSO, Third District patrol deputy Justine Campora was called to a disturbance around 6:45 p.m. Sunday, March 5 in the 2600 block of Oklahoma Street. 

The 911 call came from a mother who said her daughter's ex-boyfriend, identified as 27-year-old Deshawn Hovis, was at their home and was threatening to hurt her daughter. 

Deputy Campora said she tried to pull over Hovis in a traffic stop while he was driving away from the Oklahoma Street address, but Campora said he refused to stop. Hovis later pulled into his mother's driveway in the 4100 block of Teton Street, and Deputy Campora said she approached the vehicle and ordered Hovis to get out of the car. 

Hovis refused and Deputy Campora tried to remove him from the car, JPSO says. A struggle ensued and while holding on to him, Hovis put the car in reverse causing Campora to fall, partially, under the car. 

JPSO says Campora fired one round hitting Hovis in the cheek. 

Hovis was transported to the hospital and is being treated for a non-life-threatening injury. He will be booked with one count of attempted first-degree murder when released from the hospital, JPSO says.

Deputies said Hovis also visited the house on Oklahoma Street around 7:30 a.m. that morning making the same threats to hurt his ex-girlfriend. That morning, Hovis fled before deputies arrived, and the family told JPSO they wanted to press charges against him. 

According to JPSO, Hovis has a prior criminal history including arrests for simple burglary, simple kidnapping, drug-related offenses, theft, indecent behavior with a juvenile, 40 counts of criminal mischief along with criminal trespassing.

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