MARRERO — A Jefferson Parish sheriff’s deputy shot and wounded a woman accused of striking him and another deputy with her car while resisting arrest in two separate incidents Friday, Sheriff Newell Normand reported Saturday.
Normand gave the following account of the shooting and what led up to it:
Deputy Paul Dupuis shot Christina Mores, 28, 1024 Lee St., Marrero, hitting her in the arm, after she struck him with her car during questioning.
Dupuis had spotted Mores’ vehicle at 11:38 p.m. Friday at Silverlilly Lane and Fourth Street in Marrero.
Mores was wanted at the time by the Sheriff’s Office because she allegedly struck Deputy Christy Clement with her car twice during a traffic stop about 9 p.m. Friday in the 4600 block of the Westbank Expressway in Marrero.
Clement had noticed the driver, later identified as Mores, allegedly was using narcotics while inside of her vehicle and tried to arrest her.
During a struggle, Clement was knocked to the ground. She got up and placed one handcuff on Mores. Mores then tried to escape again, hitting Clement a second time with her car before fleeing the scene, still wearing the handcuff.
Later, while Dupuis was questioning Mores, she pulled away yet again, hitting Dupuis with her vehicle and knocking him to the ground. Dupuis fired two rounds at Mores, striking her once. Mores then drove away again, but arresting deputies captured her at Fourth Street and Bellina in Marrero, the sheriff said.
Deputies arrested Clement and took her to University Hospital for treatment.
Upon her release, Mores was to be booked with two counts of attempted murder of a police officer as well as multiple traffic offenses, Normand said.
The case remains under investigation, and as a result, Mores may face prosecution on additional counts, the sheriff added.
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