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Suspect in custody for attempted second-degree murder after allegedly shooting man in chest

2 months 2 weeks 6 days ago Thursday, April 04 2024 Apr 4, 2024 April 04, 2024 11:13 AM April 04, 2024 in News

WALKER - After finding a man shot in the chest late Wednesday night, Livingston Parish deputies arrested a man wanted for attempted second-degree murder. 

The LPSO said deputies were called to Joe Lee Road in Walker around 11 p.m. Wednesday night in response to a report of a shot fired. 

Once on scene, deputies found one man with a gunshot wound to the chest. He was taken to the hospital and is currently listed as being in stable condition. Surveillance cameras showed a man identified as 35-year-old Mark Covington fleeing the scene on a bike.

Anyone with information on Covington's whereabouts is encouraged to call Capital Region Crime Stoppers at (225) 344-7867.

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