Man shoots at Kenner police officer during traffic stop

Man shoots at Kenner police officer during traffic stop
Kenner police said a man shot at an officer on Monday (Aug. 5) during a traffic stop. (Source: WVUE)

METAIRIE, La. (WVUE) - The Kenner Police Department, along with the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office, is searching for a suspect who fired a shot at a Kenner police officer Monday morning.

Kenner Police Chief Michael Glaser said an officer attempted to make a routine traffic stop for a speeding violation near Riverside Drive around 11 a.m.

The driver got out of the vehicle and fled on foot into a nearby apartment complex.

The suspect fired one shot at the officer. That officer was not injured and he did not return fire. There has been a heavy police presence in the area since the incident. Officers are searching the area with tactical units and K-9 units.

The shooter is still at large. He is described as a black male in his mid-20s and should be considered armed and dangerous.

Glaser is asking residents in the area to stay indoors.

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