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Suspect arrested after shooting at Baton Rouge murder victim's funeral in Plaquemine

1 month 3 weeks 1 day ago Friday, August 12 2022 Aug 12, 2022 August 12, 2022 1:13 PM August 12, 2022 in News
Source: WBRZ

PLAQUEMINE - A person was shot at a funeral after an argument stirred up at the service where a victim of gun violence was being laid to rest.

The Iberville Parish Sheriff's Office said Friday evening Anthony James, 18, of Baton Rouge was taken into custody after the shooting.

Deputies said someone was shot three times during the confrontation, which reportedly broke out in the parking lot where that ceremony was being held. The service was at a church along Bayou Jacob Road in Plaquemine.

According to Sheriff Brett Stassi, the funeral was for a man from Baton Rouge who was recently shot to death. An obituary suggests the service was for 21-year-old Sheldon Gales, who was gunned down in Baton Rouge last week.

Sheriff Stassi said deputies were standing by to escort the body whenever the shots were fired. The gunman tried to run away but was taken into custody, the sheriff said.

"It's a sad day. Baton Rouge came to Plaquemine today," Sheriff Stassi said. "I'm not too happy about it."

The person shot Friday was taken to a hospital. No other details on that person's condition were immediately available. 

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