A Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Deputy shot a man, now in custody, early Sunday morning in Marrero.
Janarius Carey, 24, of Marrero, was arrested this morning in relation to the shooting, says Sheriff Joseph Lopinto in a press release, accused of attempted second degree murder, aggravated assault with a firearm, and possession of a stolen firearm.
At 4:00 a.m. Sunday, deputies responded to reports of gunshots in the area, according to JPSO spokesperson Glen Boyd. The officers arrived to hear gunshots coming from inside a gas station at the corner of Barataria Boulevard and the West Bank Expressway, Boyd said.
An 18-year-old store clerk at the gas station was shot in the abdomen, Boyd said.
A masked gunman reportedly ran out of the store and pointed a gun at a deputy. The deputy fired back, "fearing for his safety," Boyd said, and shot Carey in the leg.
A previous report from WWL-TV states that the deputy pursued Carey and shot him in the leg.
Boyd said that both the store clerk and Carey are at the hospital and are expected to live. The deputy did not have any injuries, Boyd said.