Man survives shooting that may have escalated from Facebook threats
PLAQUEMINE - Twenty-two year old Deontrel Street is thankful he's alive after being shot in his right shoulder Saturday afternoon.
"My arm gave out on me. I was bleeding bad," Street said.
According to Plaquemine Police, 25-year-old Evan Franklin showed up to Street's home one day after the two men got into an argument on Facebook.
But Street told WBRZ Channel 2 that he was caught in the crossfire of an argument he was not involved in.
Street said Franklin was in an argument with another person when he walked up and was shot. Neighbors were able to call police and get Street to the hospital.
Plaquemine Police Chief Kenny Payne said similar incidents can be avoided before they reach a point of no return.
"If someone is threatening you on social media, you need to bring that forward to the police department," Payne said.
Police said Franklin turned himself to police custody hours after the shooting took place.
Franklin is facing an attempted second-degree murder charge and aggravated assault with a firearm charge.
Street says he still has fragments from the bullet that went through his arm and may need another surgery.