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Deputies make 3rd arrest after gunfire was caught on video in Denham Springs suburb

5 months 1 week 6 days ago Wednesday, September 13 2023 Sep 13, 2023 September 13, 2023 1:45 PM September 13, 2023 in News
Source: WBRZ

DENHAM SPRINGS - Three people linked to a confrontation that led to gunfire in a Livingston Parish subdivision on Labor Day have been arrested.

On Wednesday, the sheriff's office announced the arrest of a third suspect: 19-year-old DaJuan Pierson of Baton Rouge. Deputies believe Pierson was the shooter.

Pierson was booked on multiple counts of attempted second-degree murder and a count of aggravated criminal damage to property. 

Part of the incident, which happened around 4:30 p.m. Sept. 4 in the South Haven neighborhood, was captured on surveillance cameras. Video obtained by WBRZ shows a car slowly driving through the subdivision and coming to a stop. Moments later, gunshots are heard, sending people throughout the neighborhood scrambling for cover.

According to the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office, it happened shortly after two vehicles pulled into the neighborhood that afternoon. Deputies believe the occupants of both cars, who reportedly knew each other, got into an argument and started driving off in different directions. The cars then came to another stop, and the rear passenger of one of those vehicles got out and started shooting. 

That vehicle then fled the area and was later found abandoned in a store parking lot. 

The sheriff's office said deputies also arrested 18-year-old Alexis Scott, who was in the car with the shooter. A second suspect was taken into custody days later: 18-year-old Maura Banks.

Banks was booked as a principal to three counts of attempted second-degree murder, and principal to a single count of aggravated criminal damage to property. Scott was arrested as an accessory after the fact to attempted second-degree murder. 

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