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JPSO deputies identify suspect in Marrero burglary, chase and shooting Thursday night

The driver allegedly led deputies on a pursuit along the Westbank Expressway between Ames and Barataria Blvd., ramming into several units during the event.

MARRERO, La. — The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office identified the burglary suspect responsible for leading them on a chase through Marrero Thursday night that ended after he rammed at least one marked unit while multiple deputies shot at him. 

JPSO has arrested 52-year-old Marlon Boudoin on two counts of attempted burglary, one count of theft, one count of attempted theft and one count of aggravated flight from an officer with additional charges pending.

The violent confrontation reportedly started after a series of incidents at several Marrero businesses during the night but witnesses saw Boudoin leaving the last location:

  • 7:45 p.m. - 2600 block of Barataria Blvd., Marrero, a male in a green pickup truck was interrupted as he attempted to use a strap attached to the truck to pull open the doors of a business; he fled when confronted by the business owner.
  • 8:15 p.m. - 5200 block of Westbank Expwy., Marrero,  a male in a dark-colored truck attempted to pull open a propane cage in front of a business using a strap attached to the truck.
  •  8:40 p.m. - 4800 block of Westbank Expwy., Marrero, a male in a green Chevrolet pickup truck was seen tying a strap to the front door of the business.
  •   9:45 p.m. - 7300 block of Westbank Expwy., Marrero, a male loaded up a shopping cart with merchandise and then forced his way out of the store before fleeing in a truck.

According to Sheriff Joseph Lopinto, deputies were responding to businesses that had been broken into when one deputy noticed a vehicle that looked like the one involved, reportedly with a stolen item on the back of it.

During a late-night press conference, Lopinto said during an attempt to pull the driver over, the Boudoin put the vehicle in reverse, ramming into one of the police units, fracturing one deputy's hand. At this point, deputies reportedly opened fire for the first time. At least one deputy fired off a shot before he sped off. 

Marlon Boudoin then allegedly led deputies on a pursuit along the Westbank Expressway between Ames and Barataria Boulevard, ramming into several more JPSO units during the chase.

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According to Lopinto, multiple deputies began to shoot at him at multiple points during the chase.

In an email, JPSO officials clarified their claim that the gunfire was a response to repeated attempts to ram deputies involved in the response. 

"At least one deputy fired at the driver. There were multiple interactions between the driver and deputies, and more than one incident where deputies responded to the driver’s attempts to ram them with gunfire," the email reads.

The chase but continued down Marrero Road, onto and down the train tracks before ending on Barataria Blvd and Fourth Street, where deputies took him into custody.

Lopinto said Boudoin did appear to have minor gunshot wounds but was walking and alert while being transported to the hospital by EMS. He was listed in stable condition. 

No officers were shot during the incident.

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