GONZALES, LA (WAFB) - Three additional men wanted in connection with a deadly shooting, in which four other men were already arrested, have been taken into custody, according to authorities.
The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office reported Bruce James, 25, of Gonzales, was arrested Wednesday morning. Deputies added Anthony "Tony" Clark, 23, of Gonzales, and Delano "Deeky" Alexander, 28, of Reserve, turned themselves in Tuesday night.
All of the suspects face charges in the shooting death of Isaac Prestley, 23, of Darrow. He was shot near a church on April 24 and driven to the hospital where he later died. It happened LA 22 near the Brown Extension in front of the Hopeful Baptist Church.
Four suspects, described as "a group of very bad people" by deputies, were booked into the parish jail the day after the shooting. They were identified as Cprien Nicholas, 29, of Gonzales; Demitoris Alexander, 48, of Gonzales; Tachi Williams, 28, of Gonzales; and Clarence Ruth, 19, of Darrow.
Chief Deputy Tony Bacala said it is believed Prestley was a victim of being in the wrong place at the wrong time. He added Williams and one of Prestley's friends got into an argument earlier in the day and they think that is what prompted the shooting. Deputies said 50 shell casings were found near the scene of the crime.
All of the suspects are charged with second-degree murder.
The investigation is ongoing and more arrests are possible, according to Bacala.
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of James or on the shooting is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 344-7867, APSO at 621-4636 or text 847411 to leave an anonymous tip.