Arrest made in LaPlace for recent bar shooting

Published 12:00 am Monday, April 24, 2006

Staff Reporter

LAPLACE — The St. John Parish Sheriff’s Office has arrested the 26-year-old suspect being sought for the April 15 shooting of Shawn Fisher.

Jermaine Gregoire of LaPlace was arrested on Tuesday for the attempted second degree murder of Fisher.

Maj. Mike Tregre, spokesman for the St. John Parish Sheriff’s Office, said a warrant was issued for Gregoire’s arrest, and they were provided information on where to find him.

“He knew we were looking for him,” Tregre said. “We found him at his girlfriend’s house on Pine Street. When the cars showed up, he came out with his hands up.”

Gregoire is currently being held at the Sherman Walker Correctional Center in LaPlace on a $200,000 bond set by Judge Sterling Snowdy.

The shooting occurred around 1:30 a.m., according to Tregre, who also said Shawn Fisher identified Jermaine Gregoire as the one who shot him.

Tregre said officers were dispatched to the 300 block of West Second Street in LaPlace, after a shooting was reported, and Fisher was found lying between two parked cars behind a local bar.

Fisher was shot three times, once in the back, lower torso and in the leg, leaving him partially paralyzed, according to Tregre.

Fisher was initially at the River Parishes Hospital in LaPlace, but was transferred to Ochsner Medical Center in Jefferson, where he is still being treated for his injuries.