Ascension Parish deputies arrest teenager in Prairieville shooting

Mason Alper
Mason Alper(Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office)
Published: Feb. 9, 2022 at 7:27 PM CST
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PRAIRIEVILLE, La. (WAFB) - A 19-year-old has been arrested in connection to a shooting in Prairieville Tuesday, Feb. 8, according to Sheriff Bobby Webre with the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office (APSO).

Sheriff Webre says deputies arrested Mason Alper, 19, of Geismar after a man was shot multiple times Tuesday night.

APSO spokesman Donovan Jackson said deputies found the male victim with three gunshot wounds at a scene along Ira Babin Drive around 10 p.m.

The scene is located in a residential area behind the Taco Bell restaurant on Airline Hwy. at Swamp Road.

The victim was taken to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries, according to APSO.

Detectives say the victim and a passenger were sitting inside a car when a man approached the vehicle and started shooting.

The passenger was able to escape without injuries.

After investigating, detectives identified Alper as the suspect and issued a warrant for his arrest.

Alper turned himself in and was booked into the Ascension Parish Jail where he remains in custody.

Authorities say the teen is facing several charges including attempted second-degree murder, aggravated assault with a firearm, aggravated criminal damage to property, and illegal use of weapons or instrumentalities.

The investigation remains ongoing.

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