Sheriff’s deputy shot in New Orleans and hunt is on for suspect

Tyronne Louis
Tyronne Louis

Authorities in Louisiana on Monday were hunting for a man suspected of shooting and wounding a sheriff’s deputy who was responding to a disturbance at a hotel.

In a press release, Jefferson Parish Sheriff Joseph Lopinto identified the wounded deputy as Christopher “Charlie” Haislup.

The 34-year-old officer has been with the sheriff’s office for 11 years. He’s married and has two children.

He is currently in stable condition at University Medical Center and is expected to undergo surgery in the coming days to correct damage to his leg caused by the shooting.

Authorities say 38-year-old Tyronne Louis shot Haislup.

Haislup was responding to a disturbance at a Metairie hotel Sunday night between Louis and his girlfriend when he was shot and wounded in the elbow and leg.

Local media report that when officers escorted Louis out of the hotel to question him, he began running away and then pulled a weapon and fired several shots at the deputies.

Officers from the Louisiana State Police, the FBI, the U.S. Marshals Service and the ATF are assisting in the search for Louis.

Anyone with information on Louis is asked to call authorities.