13-Year-Old Accused of Shooting Deputy
Louisiana authorities say that a 13-year-old boy is in custody after shooting a deputy who was investigating a burglary.
St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Deputy Kenneth Doby responded to a call about a suspected burglary at a business at approximately 3 a.m.
Doby reportedly was shot once in the back during a struggle with a 13-year-old in the area. Despite the bullet wound, the deputy managed to arrest the boy before paramedics arrived on the scene.
The sheriff’s office said that Doby, a four-year veteran of the department, was undergoing treatment for non-life-threatening injuries.
“Right now, it looks like he’s going to have a full recovery,” Sheriff Randy Smith said. “We’re very lucky. … We’re just thankful he’s going to be OK because it could’ve been a lot worse.”
The 13-year-old has been arrested on charges of attempted first-degree murder, resisting a police officer with force or violence, resisting an officer, battery of a police officer causing injury, simple burglary, illegal possession of a handgun by a juvenile, and unlawful possession of stolen goods.
The suspect’s name has not been released because he’s a juvenile.
“From what they tell me, during the interview he didn’t show any remorse,” Smith said.