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Posted on 01/27/2016 1:46:22 PM PST by BBell
An admitted crack dealer accused of shooting a Jefferson Parish deputy during a federal drug raid Tuesday (Jan. 26) told investigators he thought he was being robbed when he fired his gun several times at police through his bedroom door, according to court records.
Jarvis Hardy, 26, was booked Wednesday (Jan. 27) on federal charges of attempted murder and attempted murder of a federal officer, related to the shooting of deputy Stephen Arnold, a federal criminal complaint says. Arnold, a federally deputized member of a local Drug Enforcement Agency Task Force, was leading the entry team into Hardy's house in the Holy Cross neighborhood when he was shot multiple times.
Arnold was wearing protective gear, including a bullet-proof vest, but was struck in the neck, torso and arm, Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand said Tuesday. He was in critical condition Tuesday at University Medical Center
As Hardy was being detained shortly after the shooting, the criminal complaint says, he told investigators he didn't hear the officers identifying themselves as law enforcement until after Arnold was shot. Hardy's mother, Gail Hardy, however, was in the bedroom with her son, the complaint says, and knew who was at the door -- and why.
Gail Hardy said she knew police were at the front door because she went to the front part of the house when she heard knocking and "saw and heard it was police at the front door." After realizing police were knocking, the complaint says, Gail Hardy ran into her son's bedroom, told her son police were at the house then "hid in the corner, covered her head and then heard gunshots."
Gail Hardy told police her son was a drug dealer, and "she knew police were at her house because of her son."
Jarvis Hardy made another statement after he was
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She is not making any of the old tired excuses about her son being a good boy who was getting back on his feet or such.
“An admitted crack dealer accused of shooting a Jefferson Parish deputy during a federal drug raid Tuesday (Jan. 26) told investigators he thought he was being robbed when he fired his gun several times at police through his bedroom door, according to court records.”
I don’t have a problem with Americans shooting dead federal gestapo pigs breaking down the door. We have a constitutional remedy for law enforcement to arrest criminals called a warrant. Use it.