Attempted carjacking ends in pursuit

Posted at 4:53 PM, Jun 07, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-07 17:53:59-04

Authorities in St. Mary Parish are searching for suspects involved in an attempted carjacking this afternoon.

Jeanerette City Marshal Fernest Marshall says the incident happened at a Jeanerette business, and shots were fired. No injuries were reported, he said.

It resulted in a high-speed chase that ended in St. Mary Parish, he said. The suspects are in a black Toyota Camry, he said. 

A post on the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Facebook page states that the pursuit ended in the Burns Point area near the Burns Point Park.

A perimeter has been set up and deputies are currently searching for several suspects.

The suspects are considered to be armed and dangerous, and deputies ask that you avoid this area.

This is a developing story. We will update this story as we receive more information.