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SUSPECT SHOT IN BOTCHED ROBBERY

Sunday, April 07, 2013 05:10 PM

Last nigh, around 11:30, our offices responded to a 911 call reporting and individual shot at a sandwich shop located at 2324 Barataria Blvd in Marrero. First responding officers located a 38 year-old male victim suffering from gunshot wounds to the arms. It was quickly determined the victim was shot during a failed armed robbery attempt on the business. The suspect, who was described as a black male, wearing dark clothing and a dark covering over his face. He was last seen running from the rear door of the business. The victim was transported to West Jefferson General Hospital for treatment. He was eventually treated and released.

Shortly thereafter, our 911 Center received reports of a subject shot near the intersection of Ehret Rd. and Champagne St. which is directly behind the business. First responding officers located a black male subject suffering from multiple gunshots wounds. He was also wearing dark clothing and a partial covering over his face. He was transported to University Hospital for treatment of his injuries; which, accordingly to Physicians could be life-threatening. Investigators surmised the black male was possibly the suspect who was possibly shot in the foiled robbery at the sandwich shop.

Homicide Detective Matt Vasquez was assigned the followup investigation into both incidents. Detective Vasquez learned a black male, described above carrying a shotgun entered the business through a rear door. The suspect pointed the weapon at the victim, who was cleaning the business, and ordered him to the front of the business. The victim had his hands up and was begging the suspect not to shoot him. As the store owner, who was closing out the daily earnings heard this, he looked around the corner from his location and observed the suspect pointing a shotgun at the victim. As the suspect turned to approach the store owner the shooting victim grabbed the suspect's shotgun and began to fight with him over it. At that time the store owner armed himself with a semi-auto handgun and began to fire at the suspect in order to protect his employee and himself. The suspect dropped the shotgun and fled out of the rear door to the business.

SUSPECT: Robert McClure B/M, 18, 6746 Mather Dr. in Marrero LA?


Colonel John N. Fortunato
Commander,
Public Information Office
Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office
504-363-5521 O

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