Detectives are investigating an incident that left three LaPlace residences damaged from gunshots on Friday, December 31, 2021.
About 4:30 p.m., deputies responded to the 100 block of Rosemary Court in LaPlace in reference to criminal damage to property. Upon arrival, officers observed three residences struck by bullets. No one was injured in the residences.
Through investigation and review of video surveillance in the neighborhood, officers located four males matching the descriptions of the suspects in an abandoned residence in the 300 block of West 2nd Street in LaPlace. The subjects were detained. Clearing the residence, officers also located four pistols, three handguns, a live handgun round, an empty handgun magazine, an AR pistol, an AK47-style rifle with a cutoff stock, and a loaded AK47 magazine. Four guns were reported stolen.
Based on the findings of the investigation, a judicial warrant was obtained for the arrest of a 17-year juvenile from LaPlace. He was charged with illegal possession of stolen firearm and illegal possession of a handgun by a juvenile (misd). He is being held in custody.
Others are being investigated as persons of interest in connection to this incident.
Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to call Det. Caroline Chevez at 985-359-8717, or the SJSO TIPS line at 985-359-TIPS.