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Man arrested following shooting in Prairieville neighborhood

1 month 1 week 12 hours ago Friday, September 18 2020 Sep 18, 2020 September 18, 2020 9:20 AM September 18, 2020 in News
Source: WBRZ
Ervin LaBostrie

PRAIRIEVILLE - A Thursday afternoon shooting in a Prairieville neighborhood off Bluff Road left one man injured and resulted in the arrest of the alleged gunman, according to the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office. 

The sheriff's office issued a statement regarding the incident on Friday, identifying the arrested individual as 28-year-old Ervin LaBostrie III of Prairieville and revealing that the man LaBostrie allegedly shot is currently hospitalized but expected to make a full recovery.

According to the release, LaBostrie shot the man while the two were at a home on Forest Hills Drive and the bullet hit the victim in his upper body. Detectives say LaBostrie then fled the scene.

But, a short while later LaBostrie returned to the home and was apprehended. 

At this time, the reason for the shooting remains unclear.

LaBostire was arrested and charged with attempted second-degree murder and illegal use of a weapon.

He was booked into the Ascension Parish Jail where no bond has been set yet.

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