APSO: Second person arrested following shooting outside gas station that stemmed from fight

Rhesa Pointer
Rhesa Pointer(APSO)
Published: Nov. 15, 2022 at 6:45 PM CST|Updated: Nov. 21, 2022 at 4:55 PM CST
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GEISMAR, La. (WAFB) - The Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office announced the arrest of a second person in connection with a shooting that happened on Tuesday, Nov. 15.

According to the sheriff, Rhesa Pointer, 41, was arrested on Monday, Nov. 21, and is facing charges of attempted second-degree murder, illegal use of weapons, and other charges.

Officials said her daughter, Raneshia Pointer, 21, was also previously arrested by detectives with the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office and faces charges of principal to attempted second-degree murder, principal to illegal use of weapons, and other charges.

Raneshia Pointer
Raneshia Pointer(Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office)

On Tuesday, Nov.15., a spokesman for APSO said a female was shot in a parking lot on Old Jefferson Highway near I-10 in Geismar around 5:30 p.m. during a fight.

Detectives say during their investigation, they learned that Rhesa Pointer and her daughter, Raneshia Pointer went to the gas station intentionally to fight a separate group of women. During the fight, investigators said Rhesa Pointer allegedly fired a handgun, striking the victim multiple times.

When police arrived, there was no shooter or victim at the scene, police say.

After further investigation detectives learned the victim was at an area hospital and is expected to make a full recovery.

This is an ongoing investigation

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