Deputy Sheriff David Michel was shot and killed while making a subject stop near the intersection of Manhattan Boulevard and Ascot Road, in Harvey.
A struggle ensued during the stop and the subject was able to pull a handgun from his waistband. He opened fire on Deputy Michel, striking him several times, and continued to shoot at him after he fell to the ground. Deputy Michel was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his wounds.4
The subject fled the area on foot but was taken into custody a short time later.
Deputy Michel had served with the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office for nine years and was assigned to the Street Crimes Unit. He is survived by his wife and father.