Louisiana deputy shot and killed by pedestrian

A sheriff’s deputy in Harvey, Louisiana, was shot and killed Thursday by a pedestrian he had stopped on a street and was in the process of searching.

Sources are reporting that Deputy David F. Michel Jr. was in the process of searching 19-year-old Jerman Neveaux when the suspect reached behind him and shot Michel in the back. Neveaux reportedly shot Michel an additional two more times.

The officer was able to radio dispatch t tell them he’d been shot. He was transported to a local hospital, where he died from his injuries.

A news release from the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office said Michel joined the JPSO Reserves in March 12, 2007, and became a full-time deputy on Feb. 8, 2013.

After working several years in the second district patrol division, Michel was transferred June 7, 2015 to Project STAR and assigned to the department’s Street Crimes Unit.

A release from Jefferson Parish said: “Jefferson Parish would like to extend our deepest condolences to the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office and the family of David Michel, Jr. who was killed tragically today. Parish flags will be lowered to half-staff to honor him.”