The Latest: FBI charges suspect in Louisiana deputy shooting

The Latest on a shooting of a deputy involved in a drug raid in New Orleans (all times local):

11:00 a.m.

The FBI says the suspect in a drug-raid shooting that left a deputy in critical condition has been charged in federal court.

The FBI says it charged 26-year-old Jarvis Hardy on Wednesday morning with attempted murder and with attempted murder and assault of a federal officer.

Hardy is accused of shooting Stephen Arnold, a 35-year-old sheriff's deputy who was part of a federal task force conducting the raid. Arnold was shot five times in the neck, torso and arm. Authorities say the raid was part of a sweeping set of predawn drug raids Tuesday in efforts to root out drugs in New Orleans.

In a statement, FBI Special Agent in Charge Jeff Sallet says law enforcement "will devote whatever resources necessary to bring the perpetrator of this heinous crime to justice."


3:20 a.m.

Friends and family are praying for a Louisiana sheriff's deputy critically wounded in New Orleans while serving a warrant as well-wishers donated blood for his recovery.

Debbie Webber, a spokeswoman for the Drug Enforcement Administration, said late Tuesday that Stephen Arnold was still in the intensive care unit after losing a lot of blood.

She said doctors would be monitoring him closely over the next few days to make sure there's "nothing wrong with his brain."

Arnold was shot five times while taking part in a task force serving a warrant in New Orleans.

The man suspected in the shooting, identified by police as Jarvis Hardy, was in FBI custody.

Friends and well-wishers have been lining up at centers in Jefferson Parish, where the officer was from, to give blood.