Al Wilson, 24, of LaPlace, was arrested Sunday, April 23, 2017 in connection to a shooting in the 600 block of Main Street in LaPlace. On Sunday, April 23, 2017, about 4 p.m., deputies responded to a call in reference to gunshots being fired in the area of Min Hui Mart in the 600 Main Street. Upon arrival, deputies learned that an employee identified as Al Wilson, had an altercation with a customer that led to gunshots being fired. Upon reviewing recorded video surveillance from the business and over the course of the investigation, officers observed Wilson having a verbal altercation with a customer inside the store then moving outside, towards the back of the business where a fist fight between the two men occurred as other unknown subjects approached the area.
Upon further investigation, officers learned that Wilson pulled out a handgun and pointed it at the customer and the unknown subjects while consistently moving his arm, firing the gun at all of the subjects. All subjects then fled the area, running into nearby neighborhoods, and Wilson left the store in a black vehicle. No victims were located. Shortly after, officers located Wilson at a residence on West 2nd Street in LaPlace and arrested him for illegal use of weapons or dangerous instrumentalities and possession of a firearm/carrying a concealed weapon by a convicted felon. He is being held in custody in lieu of a $30,000 bond.
Wilson was booked with illegal use of weapons or dangerous instrumentalities and possession of a firearm/carrying a concealed weapon by a convicted felon. He is being held in custody in lieu of a $30,000 bond.