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Woman killed in Harvey shooting, arrest made after police chase into New Orleans

A witness told police the vehicle was involved in the shooting, but the driver's possible role in the homicide is being investigated.
Credit: Osama Ayyad

HARVEY, La. — A woman was shot in Harvey Tuesday afternoon, then died from her wounds in the hospital that night.

According to the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office, the victim was shot around 4:30 p.m. in the 4000 block of N. Indigo Drive in the Woodmere area.

She was taken to the hospital by EMS, where she later died from her wounds.

According to JPSO, a witness at the scene gave deputies the description of a  vehicle involved in the shooting. Deputies located the vehicle and attempted to stop it, but the diver led them on a chase into New Orleans.

Police say the driver stopped near the intersection of Behrman Highway and Anson Street, then fled on foot. They were apprehended by a Louisiana Dept. of Public Safety officer soon after.

"That driver is in custody and will face charges related to the vehicle pursuit as his involvement in the shooting is investigated," a statement from JPSO said. "The arrested man’s identity is being withheld for investigative reasons at this time."