2 Arrested in Connection with Crowley Shooting Incident

Crowley Police have arrested Scott Paul Johnson, age 25, after a shooting incident that happened on Saturday, April 27 in the 100 block of Dorn Street.

Johnson was arrested at his residence without incident in the same location on Dorn Street in the early afternoon hours of Wednesday, April 30.

Scott Paul Johnson
Joseph Norris Romero

In an interesting twist to this crime, the victim, Mr. Joseph Norris Romero, age 52 of Rayne, has also been arrested in conjunction with the incident for Home Invasion.

According to Police Chief Jimmy Broussard, initial reports state that a female in the residence on Dorn was laying down when someone started forcefully beating on the front door. The female went to open the door at which time the “victim” forced his way into the residence. A scuffle ensued between Romero and the female, at which time the “suspect”, Johnson, came from behind the residence and began yelling at Romero to leave the female alone. The female then attempted to leave by car, but was stopped by Romero when he busted a back glass to the vehicle and made entry on the passenger’s side. Johnson allegedly retrieved a weapon and began yelling at Romero to exit the vehicle, to which Romero refused. It was then that a gunshot was heard and Romero exited the vehicle.

Romero is being charged with Home Invasion and Johnson is being charged with two counts of Aggravated Second Degree Battery and Felon in Possession of a Firearm. Romero is under a $10000 bond and Johnson is under a $75,000 bond and both are incarcerated in the Acadia Parish Jail Facility.