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'Armed and dangerous' suspect in Gonzales shooting caught in Baton Rouge

5 years 18 hours 7 minutes ago Tuesday, May 28 2019 May 28, 2019 May 28, 2019 6:01 PM May 28, 2019 in News
Source: WBRZ

UPDATE: Police say Holland was arrested in Baton Rouge Tuesday by local agencies.

He was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison and sent back to Ascension Parish to be booked for attempted second-degree murder and felon in possession of a weapon.


GONZALES - Authorities in Ascension Parish are asking for the public's help in locating a man wanted for attempted second-degree murder.

Police say the shooting happened April 20 at the Juneau Inn on East Railroad Ave. Christopher Holland, 25, allegedly shot the victim in the neck as that person opened the door to his room.

After the shooting, Holland fled the scene on foot. Police say the victim is recovering from his injuries.

Police say Holland was previously arrested in Baton Rouge in 2015 for attempted second-degree murder and first-degree murder. He was accused of killing a man set to testify against his mother in a child cruelty case. Holland's case was later dismissed.

Police say Holland should be considered "armed and dangerous."

Anyone with information on Holland’s whereabouts should call the Gonzales Police Department at 225-647-9572.

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