A St. Bernard Parish sheriff’s deputy shot and wounded a man who pointed an assault rifle at him early Friday morning, police said.
Twenty-seven-year-old Steve Minyard was shot after emerging from his family’s house on Gallo Drive just after 1:40 a.m. carrying an AR-15 assault rifle with a high-capacity drum, police said.
Deputies responding to a call about a disturbance at the home encountered two women outside, one of whom warned that Minyard was inside with a gun, Sheriff James Pohlmann said.
Gallo was shot after he came outside, pulled back the bolt of the rifle and pointed the weapon at deputies, according to a news release.
He was booked with aggravated assault with a firearm on an officer and with possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number.
Gallo was struck once in the right shoulder, police said. He was taken to University Hospital in New Orleans and then released to St. Bernard Parish Prison. A bond hearing before a magistrate judge is scheduled for Monday.
The sheriff’s office did not immediately release the name of the deputy who shot Minyard.