In connection with the shooting of St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Deputy Kenneth Doby and the burglary of a local area business, a 13-year-old Waldheim area male has been arrested and booked into the Florida Parishes Juvenile Detention Center on the charges of
- Attempted First Degree Murder
- Resisting a Police Officer with Force or Violence
- Resisting an Officer
- Battery of a Police Officer, Injury Medical Attention
- Simple Burglary
- Illegal Possession of a Handgun by a Juvenile
- Illegal Possession of Stolen Goods
Deputy Doby was patrolling the area of Highway 21 and Highway 1083 in Waldheim after a suspected business burglary had been reported. At approximately 3 a.m., Deputy Doby approached an individual who he observed walking in the area, and when he got out of his unit the individual fired a weapon, striking the deputy.
Unverified reports identify the shooter as a 13 year-old.
After being shot, the deputy was still able to assist in taking the subject into custody before the arrival of emergency medical personnel. Deputy Doby was transported to a local hospital, where he is alert and being treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
The subject is currently being interviewed by detectives, and charges in connection with the business burglary and the shooting are pending.
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