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17-year-old shot by deputy in pursuit of stolen car (updated)

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17-year-old shot by deputy in pursuit of stolen car (updated)

From the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office:


 

 

SLIDELL---Portions of Moonraker Drive and Eden Isles Boulevard were closed for a brief period of time Wednesday afternoon following a pursuit with a stolen vehicle that ended with shots being fired.

While the officer involved shooting portion of this incident remains under investigation, the three arrested subjects were subsequently charged as follows:

Kendrick Neveaux, 17, of New Orleans:
Two counts of L.R.S. 14:69 Illegal Possession of Stolen Things (felony)
L.R.S. 14:966E Simple Possession of Marijuana
L.R.S. 4:26/67.26 Conspiracy to Commit the Theft of a Motor Vehicle
L.R.S. 14:69.1 Possession of a Stolen Firearm
L.R.S. 14:108 Resisting an Officer
L.R.S. 14:92 Contributing to the Delinquency of a Juvenile
He will be booked into the St. Tammany Parish Jail upon his release from a local hospital.

A 16-year-old male juvenile from Marrero:
Two counts of LRS 14:69 Illegal Possession of Stolen Things (felony)
L.R.S. 14:966E Simple Possession of Marijuana
L.R.S. 14:108.1C Aggravated Flight from an Officer
L.R.S. 14:55 Aggravated Criminal Damage
L.R.S. 14:27/30 Attempted First-Degree Murder
L.R.S. 4:26/67.26 Conspiracy to Commit the Theft of a Motor Vehicle
L.R.S. 14:95.8 Possession of a Firearm by a Juvenile
L.R.S. 14:69.1 Possession of a Stolen Firearm
He has been booked into the Florida Parishes Juvenile Detention Center.

A 15-year-old male juvenile from New Orleans:
Two counts of LRS 14:69 Illegal Possession of Stolen Things (felony)
L.R.S. 14:966E Simple Possession of Marijuana
L.R.S. 4:26/67.26 Conspiracy to Commit the Theft of a Motor Vehicle
L.R.S. 14:95.8 Possession of a Firearm by a Juvenile
L.R.S. 14:69.1 Possession of a Stolen Firearm
L.R.S. 14:108 Resisting an Officer
He has been booked into the Florida Parishes Juvenile Detention Center.

“I applaud the work of our Sheriff’s Office personnel, and I am very pleased that because of their pro-active work in our community, we have apprehended three subjects that I know had every intent to victimize our residents through their criminal actions,” Sheriff Randy Smith said following Wednesday’s incident.

At approximately 2 p.m. Wednesday (Sept. 12), St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s detectives were canvassing the area attempting to develop leads and further information following several recent vehicle burglaries and auto thefts that have occurred in and around the subdivision, when they observed a Dodge Charger driving suspiciously on Moonraker Drive.

Detectives ran the vehicle’s license plate and discovered the vehicle had been reported stolen out of New Orleans. They then attempted to initiate a traffic stop on the stolen vehicle; however, the vehicle fled and a pursuit ensued.

Deputies with the STPSO Criminal Patrol and Traffic Divisions assisted and several units were damaged during the pursuit.

As deputies attempted to stop the Dodge Charger, the suspect vehicle accelerated towards a deputy who had exited his vehicle. At this time, the deputy fired his service weapon in the direction of the vehicle, striking a passenger.

That passenger, 17-year-old Kendrick Neveaux of New Orleans, was transported to a local hospital.

A firearm, equipped with a laser sight was located inside the vehicle.
The driver and a second passenger, both juveniles, were also taken into custody and are being questioned by detectives at this time.

Criminal charges will be forthcoming. This investigation is active and ongoing, and additional information will be provided as it becomes available.