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Family: Victim in road rage shooting paralyzed

4 years ago December 05, 2010 Dec 5, 2010 Sunday, December 05 2010 Sunday, December 05, 2010 5:59:08 PM CST in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Chris Nakamoto

WALKER- Family members of a man involved in a road rage attack say the victim is paralyzed.


According to Walker Police, around 10:30pm Friday night, 25-year-old Derrick Ardoin and 53-year-old Hollis Johnson of Texas got into an accident near the Walker exit off of I-12 eastbound.

Ardoin's girlfriend, Shreaunna Leibold, was in the car during the accident. The couple was on their way home from a Christmas party.

Leibold said after the accident her boyfriend and Johnson got out of their cars, an argument ensued, then she heard a gun shot.

"I was hollering at the man telling him to help me. I was telling him to call 911 because my phone wasn't going through," Leibold said.

Leibold, a trained medical assistant, put pressure on her boyfriend's wound until help arrived. She said several good Samaritans, including a nurse, helped keep Ardoin alive until EMS got to the scene.

"I went up to the girl and asked her did he have a pulse, and she was crying and she told me yes, he had a pulse. I don't know what her name was but I just want to thank her because she really helped us," Leibold said.

Family members of Ardoin tell News 2 the gun shot may have paralyzed him from the waist down.

Johnson has been charged with attempted 2nd degree murder and remains in the Livingston Parish Jail under a $75,000 bond.

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