Prairieville shooting suspect arrested in Denham Springs

Matthew Simon (Source: Ascension Sheriff's Office)
Matthew Simon (Source: Ascension Sheriff's Office)

PRAIRIEVILLE, LA (WAFB) - Man that allegedly tried to shoot an ex-boyfriend of his ex-girlfriend Friday evening was arrested early Tuesday morning.

According to reports, Matthew Simon, 32, opened fire on a car at the Bay Wash Car Wash on Highway 42 in Prairieville.  There were two other people in the car of the intended target.  During the shooting, a passing driver's car was also hit, with three people inside.  Fortunately, no one was injured.

Authorities caught Simon at the Highland Inn Hotel on Range Ave. in Denham Springs around 12:30 a.m.

Simon faces with six counts of attempted first degree murder, illegal use of a firearm and aggravated criminal damage to property.

If you know where Simon is, call Crime Stoppers at 344-STOP.

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