MANSFIELD, La. – A Mansfield man whom authorities say rammed a stolen vehicle into two patrol units and tried to run over officers is recovering from multiple gunshot wounds after being fired upon in an officer-involved shooting.
Family members say 22-year-old Kendarrian Robertson was shot six times but is expected to survive. He’s being treated at Ochsner LSU Health hospital in Shreveport.
None of the officers was injured.
DeSoto Parish Sheriff Jayson Richardson has placed four deputes on routine paid administrative leave. Mansfield Police Chief Annette Blue said three of her officers are also on administrative leave.
Both said they would release a joint statement today concerning the shooting. They deferred questions to the Louisiana State Police, which is overseeing an investigation into the shooting.
Richardson and Blue did confirm the chase involving Robertson started after Mansfield police received a call from someone reporting a vehicle had been stolen. MPD officers initiated a pursuit, which ended on Kennedy Street and “resulted in the suspect being shot by gunfire from deputies and city police,” Richardson said.
This is not Robertson's first time to be in a stolen vehicle. He was convicted in April 2016 and given a suspended prison sentence for stealing a vehicle in December 2015.
He was arrested in November 2015 for stealing a motorcycle, but the case was dismissed in a plea agreement with the state a month later. He was again charged with unauthorized use of a movable in February. But that charge also was dismissed in April.
Robertson was arrested in May 2016 for simple burglary of an inhabited dwelling. He pleaded guilty in November 2016 and was sentenced to three years.
He has two arrests in May 2018 and one in June 2018 on charges of possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a Schedule 1 Controlled Dangerous Substance (synthetic marijuana) and disturbing the peace by intoxication. Robertson pleaded guilty as charged and was sentenced to six months in jail, with two months suspended. He was also ordered to attend substance abuse treatment.
Robertson most recently spent time in jail for an arrest in June for simple criminal property damage.
Family members told KTBS that Robertson suffers from a mental illness.