On Saturday, July 20, 2013, at 9:41 pm, St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Office Deputies were notified by River Parish Hospital personnel that a patient walked in the emergency room with a gunshot wound to the left shoulder. The victim was Identified as a 20 year old man from Reserve. His injury was non-life threatening.

Ten minutes prior to this call, deputies responded to the area of Apricot Street in LaPlace for the report of gunshots heard in the area. Detectives are investigating both calls.


Anyone with information regarding these incidents 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 can call Crimestoppers and submit an anonymous tip to qualify for a cash reward. Callers with

information do not have to testify in court and will be issued a tip number to be identified for a potential reward.