On Thursday, November 5, 2015, at 1:04 am, St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the area of Elm Street in LaPlace for the report of gunshots heard. Upon arrival, deputies located a man with an apparent gunshot wound lying in the street in the 300 block of Fir Street. Deputies identified the victim as a 37-year-old LaPlace man. Emergency medical services transported the victim to a New Orleans area hospital for treatment. His current condition is unknown.
Investigators canvassed and searched the area for suspects and witnesses to no avail. 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.