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Man wanted for attempted first-degree murder, armed robbery in Independence

9 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago Friday, November 25 2016 Nov 25, 2016 November 25, 2016 5:40 PM November 25, 2016 in News
Source: WBRZ
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LIVINGSTON – The Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office is looking for a man who shot a man and robbed him in Independence.

Joseph Andrew St. Romain, Jr., 37, is wanted for attempted first degree murder and two counts of armed robbery.

According to the sheriff's office, a 28-year-old man was shot at a home located off of Highway 442 in Independence. Detectives learned that the 28-year-old and a 35-year-old man were at the home visiting an acquaintance. Detectives learned that's when St. Romain, Jr. drove up, produced a gun and demanded a wallet. The 28-year-old complied.

The sheriff's office believes that St. Romain, Jr. hit the man in the head and the gun went off striking the man in the hand.

Sheriff Jason Ard said that he does not believe the incident was a random act of violence.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of St. Romain, Jr. or the incident is urged to call the LPSO at 225-686-2241 x1

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