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Louisiana man killed while trying to rob couple who was crabbing
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A crime spree that crossed two states Tuesday ended when the alleged suspect was fatally shot by a man crabbing on Pleasure Island.

The Port Arthur Police Department on Wednesday identified the suspect as Leon Jones III, 25. Jones is from Opelousas, Louisiana, where he allegedly got into an unmarked narcotics police unit during a drug raid. He then took the stolen vehicle, which had a rifle inside, across state lines.

At about 6:36 p.m. Tuesday, a call was made to PAPD in reference to an active robbery at Island Grocery, 1900 S. Texas 82. The caller told police the suspect was a man with a rifle. While heading to the scene, officers were told the man fled eastbound down the highway. When police arrived at the scene, the victims told said the suspect tried to take their vehicle at gunpoint.

While officers talked with victims, a 911 caller told police that a shooting had taken place 3-4 miles away, according to a news release from the Port Arthur Police Department.

When officers, arrived, they found Jones dead in the road. During a preliminary investigation, officers found him to be the suspect from the first attempted robbery.

Prior to his death, Jones allegedly approached a couple who were crabbing and demanded money and property.

Police said the victim was able to get to his truck and retrieve a handgun.

“The suspect and male victim exchanged gunfire and the suspect was struck multiple times,” the release said.

The woman had minor injuries from the exchange of gunfire and was treated on scene by EMS.

Port Arthur Det. Mike Hebert said the department is investigating why Jones decided to come to Port Arthur, which is nearly two hours from Opelousas.

Armed citizen stoped that crime spree goes to show concealed carry permits work support your second amendment 2A all the way remember the 2A when you go to the poles in Nov
Posted by Cracker Lawson at 5/7/2020 1:33:21 PM

Oh gosh, here come the marchers and protesters because "He was a good kid, just misguided".
Posted by Sasquatch at 5/11/2020 2:00:29 PM

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