A Louisiana deputy was shot by a 13-year-old male who was stealing from a store on Wednesday morning. The suspect has been charged and taken into custody.
Deputy Kenneth Doby and another deputy were wrestling a suspected burglar to the ground when the young suspect shot Doby.
The 13-year-old had burglarized the grocery store, Backroads Mercantile, around 3 a.m. on Wednesday. The St. Tammany Parish deputies spotted the suspect walking away from the scene and took him down to the ground. During the arrest, the juvenile suspect shot Doby once in the back, just below his bullet-proof vest.
Doby continued to assist his partner and get the suspect handcuffed. He was then taken to the hospital for emergency treatment of his gunshot wound.
The 13-year-old was taken to the Florida Parishes Juvenile Justice Center. He has been charged with attempted first-degree murder, resisting an officer with violence, battery of a police officer, illegal possession of a handgun, simple burglary, and possession of stolen goods.
Deputy Doby’s gunshot wound was “through and through”, meaning the bullet exited his body. He was released from the hospital Wednesday evening and is expected to make a full recovery.