Chris Joseph Killed by Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office

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Category: Police - County
Old Crime Scene Address:
151 Westbank Expy
Mapping Police Violence:

Police conducting an undercover investigation arranged to buy drugs from a dealer, police said. The suspect vehicle, a silver Dodge, pulled into the parking lot about 10:20 p.m. with Chris Joseph behind the wheel and Daviri Robertson in the passenger seat. Police boxed in the car with two pickup trucks, a blue Dodge Ram 4x4 and a black Ford F-150. Four officers got out of the trucks and approached the car to arrest the suspects, and Joseph reportedly put the vehicle in reverse, hitting an officer. Two officers shot into the vehicle, killing Joseph and Robertson. One of the bullets traveled through the car windows and hit another officer in the abdomen.

Victim's Name: Chris Joseph

Agency Responsible: Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office

Gender: Male

Age: 38

Race: Black

Date of Death: March 27, 2019

County: Jefferson

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Official Disposition: Pending investigation/No Known Charges

Criminal Charges: No known charges

Mental Illness: No

Armed: Vehicle

Weapon: vehicle

Threat Level: attack

Fleeing: Not fleeing

Body Camera: No

Washington Post Database ID: 4604

Geography: Suburban

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