KFOR / Pottawatomie County
HARVEY, La. -- (WGNO) -- Tuesday, Sheriff Newell Normand announced the arrest of two suspects who are accused of trying to murder a trio of deputies last week.
"They know, according to statements, that they were shooting at the police," Normand said. "There's no doubt about that, that admission has been made."
Last week, two veteran deputies and a recent training academy graduate were on patrol on James Drive in Marrero. At one point, they saw a red laser trace across the windshield. Normand says his deputies immediately jumped out of the car just as it was hit. In all, five shots were fired at the car. Normand says his deputies fired 14 shots in return.