Acadia Parish teen arrested on attempted murder charges

Friday, January 4, 2013 - 5:30pm

A 17-year-old Jennings man has been charged with four counts of Attempted 2nd Degree Murder following a disturbance and shooting that took place in the 1000 block of Old Evangeline Hwy on Wednesday evening shortly before midnight.

Deputies received a call from a resident that reported receiving several threatening telephone calls. According to witnesses at the scene two vehicles occupied by several male subjects arrived at the residence a short time later and gunshots were exchanged following a verbal disturbance.

Following an investigation into the incident Investigators issued a warrant for the arrest of Brannon Deshotel of Jennings. Deshotel was arrested without incident and transported to the Acadia Parish Jail where he remains with bond set at $1,000,000 by District Judge Kristian Earles.

Melancon stated that during the exchange of gunshot one a male subject was struck by a single shotgun blast and was treated for non life threatening injuries at Jennings American Legion Hospital.

As the investigation, continues additional arrests are expected.


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