Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s deputy Nicholas Songy, 48 responded to a call of a domestic disturbance at a house in the 1000 block of Severn Avenue in Metairie. Upon his arrival a woman in the residence stated that the male she had been in the altercation with had exited through a back door.
When the Deputy followed to investigate he was shot at twice. One of the bullets had struck him in the leg. The Deputy returned fire and called for backup. A SWAT team responded. The suspect who has not been named fled the area on foot.
It is believed that the suspect was injured in the initial volley of gunfire with deputy Songy.
The suspect was tracked to a 46th Avenue home, about a block away where he held up until the S.W.A.T. team that had been deployed secured the area and attempted to capture him. A K-9 had been used to help track the suspect to the home that he had fled to.
They made entry to the house and gunfire erupted killing the suspect after he refused to drop his weapon raising it toward the officers attempting to apprehend him.
Officials said Songy, a 21-year veteran of the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office, was taken to University Medical Center for treatment, where he is recovering.