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Escaped juvenile inmate arrested two weeks after shooting woman who was picking up her grandchildren from school

2 years 9 months 2 days ago Friday, August 20 2021 Aug 20, 2021 August 20, 2021 4:28 PM August 20, 2021 in News
Source: WBRZ

HOUMA - The teenager who shot a woman that was picking up her grandchildren from school two weeks ago was arrested Friday.

Houma Police Department said a 60-year-old woman was shot by 17-year-old Jamanie Dotch outside Saint Francis de Sales School on August 6 around 1 p.m.

Officers said surveillance video showed Dotch parking his bicycle and walking toward the school armed. Dotch shot the woman in her lower torso and then ran back to his bicycle.

Officers announced August 20 that Dotch was arrested near Morgan Street and Roanoke Street in Houma.

Police said they found a semi-automatic pistol near Dotch, but did not say if it was the gun used in the shooting.

Officers reported that Dotch escaped from a juvenile detention center in Shreveport on June 16.

Dotch was booked for attempted first-degree murder and possession of a firearm in a school zone.

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