ASCENSION PARISH, LA (WAFB) - One person has been arrested and five others are being sought in connection with a shooting that occurred on Tuesday, March 21 in Ascension Parish.
Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office deputies responded to the area of Josh Brown Rd. and Bishop Woods Rd. Tuesday night in reference to a shots fired call, says Chief Deputy Bobby Webre.
When deputies arrived, they discovered a blue Oldsmobile Cutlass in the road that had both passenger tires shot out.
Detectives with APSO began investigating and discovered two males, later identified as Quanmaine Scott, 22, and Joseph Pindexter, 24, exited the vehicle and started an argument with four other males, two of which were later identified as Arthur Braxton, 28, and Tyrone Wenzy, 35. The identities of the other two males are currently unknown.
Officials say the verbal argument escalated to shots being fired. There were no reported injuries in this case, says Chief Webre.
Wenzy reportedly turned himself in to authorities late Tuesday night and was arrested. He is charged with four counts of attempted second degree murder, aggravated damage to property, and illegal use of weapons.
APSO is actively seeking Braxton, Pindexter, Scott, and the two unidentified suspects. Braxton will be charged with the same charges as Wenzy. Pindexter will face two counts of attempted second degree murder and illegal use of weapons, while Scott will be charged with two counts of attempted second degree murder, illegal use of weapons, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
The case is under investigation and other charges may be forthcoming.
Anyone with information in the incident is asked to call APSO at 225-621-4636 or call Crime Stoppers at 225-344-7867. To be eligible for a cash reward, Crime Stoppers must be contacted immediately.