Gunshots and Attempted Arson Investigated in LaPlace

Date: August 11, 2015

On Tuesday, August 11, 2015, at 3:12 am, St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff Office deputies responded to the 100 block of Joe Parquet Circle in LaPlace for the report of gunshots heard in the area. The 26-year-old female complainant told deputies that she heard three or four gunshots directly behind her residence. Her residence was occupied by two adult women and four children, ages seven and under. No one was injured.

When a deputy conducted a survey of the area, he saw some burning paper that had ignited the grass under the kitchen window of the residence and detected the odor of gasoline. The deputy smothered the flames with his boots. Further investigation revealed a bullet hole into the residence.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to call the St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Office TIPS line at 985-359-TIPS or Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111. Citizens with information about this incident that call Crimestoppers do not have to testify in court and may qualify for a cash reward. Citizens can also submit tips on the Sheriff’s Office website at http://stjohnsheriff.org/submitatip.php.

 

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