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Arrests Made in Connection with Paincourtville Drive By Shooting - Thursday, September 23, 2010
Sheriff Mike Waguespack reports the arrest of two Belle Rose men in connection with the investigation into a drive by shooting that occurred in Paincourtville last week.

On Wednesday, September 15th, at approximately 1:27PM, APSO Dispatchers began receiving a series of 911 calls concerning a drive-by shooting on Grant Road in Paincourtville.

Upon arriving at the location deputies learned that three masked black males riding on a red three wheeler just fired several rounds from into three residences on Grant Road. The suspects subsequently fled north on Grant Road toward Westfield Road. Witness also informed deputies that two men in separate residences were struck by bullets. These victims were driven to Assumption Community Hospital by relatives immediately after the shooting.

While processing the crime scene, Investigators located a total of 29 bullet casings on and around the roadway. The casings were from an assault weapon and a large caliber handgun.

The shooting victims ages 17yoa and 25yoa each sustained a single gunshot wound to the arm and jaw respectively. Both victims were treated and released from the hospital later that afternoon.

The arrestees; Antonio Herbert 22 yoa of 111 Virginia Street and Lashon Brown 23 yoa of 209 Klotzville Lane, where charged with 7 counts of Attempted First Degree Murder. A third suspect, Kasey Carter 22 yoa of 139 Virginia Street, remains at large.

Information suggests that Herbert, Brown, and Carter were retaliating for a drive by shooting that occurred on Virginia Street on Tuesday, September 14th, the night before the Grant Road incident.

This matter remains under investigation.

Anyone with information concerning this matter can contact the Criminal Investigation Division at 985-526-1627 or the Communications Division at 985-369-2912.


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