Sheriff’s Office investigates shooting death of a woman in a truck in Chalmette, which was apparently self-inflicted

Posted: June 16th, 2014 | Filed under: News Releases

The St. Bernard Parish Sheriff’s Office is investigating the shooting death of a woman, apparently self-inflicted, which took place inside a truck in a Chalmette parking lot Monday afternoon, Sheriff James Pohlmann said.

The victim was taken to University Hospital after the shooting, which happened about 2:15 p.m. but was pronounced dead.

She is 30 years old and lived in the Poydras area of eastern St. Bernard Parish but her name hasn’t been released.

The shooting happened inside a Chevrolet pickup truck in a parking lot outside a store at 2545 Paris Road, near the intersection of Judge Perez Drive in Chalmette, the sheriff said.