Updated: 5-31-2019 @ 7:45 PM
The driver is 26-year-old Jeffery Lee Marks of Jeanerette. Investigators obtained an arrest warrant for Marks for aggravated assault on a Peace Officer and he was booked into the Iberia Parish Jail. The investigation remains ongoing and no further information is available at this time.
Iberia Parish – At approximately 8:00 pm on May 30, 2019, Louisiana State Police Bureau of Investigation/Lafayette Field Office (LSP LFO) responded to an officer involved shooting in Jeanerette. LSP LFO was requested to investigate the shooting by the Jeanerette City Marshal’s Office (JCMO).
The preliminary investigation revealed that a JCMO Marshal attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a vehicle and a pursuit ensued. The vehicle reached a dead end on Ira Street and the driver and a passenger attempted to flee on foot. The Marshal pursued the driver on foot, and at some point discharged his service weapon striking the suspect.
The suspect sustained non-life threatening injuries and was transported to a local hospital for treatment. The passenger was apprehended by JCMO Marshals. Charges are pending for both suspects. The Marshal was not injured.
This investigation remains active and ongoing, and there is no further information available at this time.