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Arrest Made In Connection With Last Night's Shooting In Parks - 9/3/2017 -

Press Release

September 3, 2017

10:30 a.m.

St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office

Contact: Major Ginny Higgins
Public Information Officer
(337) 394-3071

Arrest Made In Connection With Last Night’s Shooting In Parks

(St. Martinville, LA) Last night, shortly before 9:00 p.m., Officers with the Parks Police Department along with St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office Deputies, responded to a call of a possible shooting in the 5300 block of Bridge Street Highway, Parks, LA. Upon arrival, Deputies learned that a male juvenile, 16, had sustained a single gunshot wound to his neck and he was subsequently airlifted to a local hospital where he remains in serious condition.

Investigators with the St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office initiated an investigation into the shooting and through information obtained from the investigation, they determined the shooting was accidental. Following their investigation, they arrested Ryan Jeffery, 17, Parks, LA., and charged him as follows:

1 Count-Negligent Injury

Following his arrest, he was booked into the St. Martin Parish Correctional Center on the above charges. At the time of this release, no bond had been set.

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