Louisiana Deputy Shot, Killed in "Cold Blooded Murder"

Deputy David Michel;  Photo: JPSO

Deputy David Michel; Photo: JPSO

A veteran Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office deputy died on Wednesday after being shot multiple times in what the Sheriff described as "cold blooded murder."

Deputy David Michel, Jr., 50, had conducted a pedestrian stop on suspect Jerman Neveaux, 19, Wednesday afternoon when the incident turned violent.

As Deputy Michel tried to search Neveaux, the suspect allegedly pulled out a handgun from his waist and shot Michel in the back.

As the deputy fell to the ground, Neveaux allegedly fired twice more into the fallen deputy's back.

Deputy Michel was transported to a local hospital but succumbed to his injuries. 

Neveaux was found a short time later in the same area as the shooting. A weapon was also located.

Neveaux allegedly admitted to the killing, saying he was on probation and did not want to go back to jail.

Deputy Michel was the fifth Louisiana police officer to die in the line of duty this year.


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