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New Orleans Cop Recovers Car Stolen From Daughter

NEW ORLEANS --

The New Orleans Police Department said an off-duty officer arrested the teen driving the car that was stolen from his daughter at gunpoint on Virgillian Street on Friday.

The NOPD sergeant said that he spotted his stolen vehicle at a gas station on Downman Road about 12:15 p.m. Saturday.

The officer said he called for backup, and he saw three people come out of the store and get into the car while waiting for police to arrive.

As the driver was getting into the car after pumping gas, the officer said he approached him and a struggle ensued. The sergeant fired his gun during the struggle, but NOPD said no one was shot.

Driver Paris Sumas, 17, was arrested while his three companions got away, police said.

A handgun was recovered from the stolen vehicle, and detectives said they are in the process of finding out where the gun was purchased.

Sumas was treated at an area hospital for a cut to the forehead, after which he was charged with possession of a stolen vehicle, NOPD said.

The incident was recorded by the store's surveillance camera and detectives said they are investigating what happened.

 

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