St. Tammany deputy shot after early morning chase, suspect dead

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office van

GOODBEE, La. — St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputy Justin Nail is in stable condition in the ICU after he was shot earlier this morning following a vehicle pursuit that ended in the Goodbee area.

According to the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office, deputy Nail attempted to make a vehicle stop just before 5 a.m. on a suspect who was believed to be involved in reported vehicle burglaries. The suspect fled in his vehicle.

Following a pursuit, the man crashed his vehicle in a ditch. The sheriff’s office says Nail and the man exchanged gunfire.

Both were shot.

Deputy Nail underwent surgery and is listed in stable condition in the ICU. The suspect is dead.

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