Sheriff: Armed and dangerous shooting suspect turns himself in

Sheriff: Armed and dangerous shooting suspect turns himself in

DENHAM SPRINGS, LA (WAFB) - The Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office said a suspect in a Saturday afternoon shooting turned himself in Monday. The suspect, 25-year-old Johnathan Debacco, was considered to be armed and dangerous.

"Debacco turned himself into the Livingston Parish Detention Center without incident," said Sheriff Jason Ard.

Debacco was booked and charged with attempted 2nd degree murder. His bond was set at $75,000.

According to Sheriff Ard, Debacco and another person were two people were having an argument in the 32000 block of Burgess Road in Denham Springs. Officials do not know what the argument was about. "We do know one man used a handgun to shoot another in the chest area," said Sheriff Jason Ard.

Deputies say Debacco ran from the scene after the shooting.

Sheriff Jason Ard said LPSO was following up on leads they got through different sources such as anonymous phone calls, Crime Stoppers tips, and Facebook messages. Ard said they believe Debacco was getting help from someone or a group of people. He warned that anyone helping him evade police would also be found by police and charged.

The shooting victim is still considered in critical condition, but Sheriff Ard said he is improving.

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