Domenica, 04 Dicembre, 2016

Suspect in police chase surrenders to JPSO deputies

Jefferson Parish Sheriff's deputy injured during car chase Suspect in police chase surrenders to JPSO deputies
Rufina Vignone | 02 Dicembre, 2016, 12:35

Once they reached Mandeville, the woman managed to wiggle out of the zip-ties and got out of the vehicle near a supermarket, where she ran for help, Smith said. Garcie falsely told the woman he was a police officer, bound her with plastic zip ties, blindfolded her, and when she told him she'd given her Global Positioning System coordinates to a friend, forced her into his truck.

- The woman, a 26-year-old from Slidell, was able to jump from the truck near the Rouses Market at 3461 East Causeway Approac, in Mandeville. At that corner, he nearly ran a marked The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office unit off the road about 8:43 p.m., JPSO said.

An armed kidnapping suspect who led police on a multi-jurisdictional chase from the North Shore and held police at bay for hours finally surrendered to Jefferson Parish deputies late Tuesday night in Avondale. He turned south on Clearview Parkway and continued to flee law enforcement over the Huey P. Long Bridge and into Waggaman, authorities said, where he exchanged fire with law enforcement.

- At 8:57, Garcie passed by spikes set up at River Road and Dandelion Drive by Louisiana State Police. "Shots were fired numerous times at the police by the perpetrator during this chase and return fire to the perpetrator by officers".

- At 9:22 p.m., Garcie drove down Highway 90.

Despite 500 rounds fired during the chase, most at the final standoff, authorities said they believe Garcie survived because the angle of his truck after he crashed shielded him from gunfire.

Christopher Garcie's white truck appears to have bullet holes on the driver side of the vehicle.

Sheriff Normand said Garcy was alive after the wreck and in his vehicle waving a firearm.

Garcie, a Kenner man with a lengthy criminal history, was booked on a host of counts, including attempted first-degree murder and aggravated flight.

It was not until about 11:20 p.m. that the authorities persuaded Garcie to throw down his weapon.

New details emerged Wednesday about the suspect in a two-parish police chase and shootout that ended near Avondale. He also faces charges of Second Degree Kidnapping, Aggravated Battery and False Impersonation of an officer in St. Tammany Parish. "At that point in time, there were shots being continually fired by him", Normand said.

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