PAINCOURTVILLE, LA (WAFB) - A suspect has been arrested on murder charges after a man died, following a bar brawl in Assumption Parish just after midnight Sunday. Dispatch received a call at around 12:27 a.m. about a shooting that happened at the Alexis Sports Bar located in the 6000 block of Hwy 308.
According to Assumption Sheriff Mike Waguespack, 33-year-old Franky Joseph of Donaldsonville had been in a physical altercation with 25-year-old Matthew Jordan III of Donaldsonville. Jordan allegedly pulled a gun and shot Joseph. Afterwards, Joseph was taken to Our Lady of the Lake Assumption Community Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Sheriff Waguespack reports that Jordan turned himself in hours later. Detectives interviewed him and booked him into the Assumption Parish Detention Center. Jordan is charged with second degree murder. No bond has been set yet.
An investigation is ongoing. If you know anything about this incident, you are urged to contact the Criminal Investigative Division at 985-369-7281.