Twin brothers turn themselves in for shooting

Published 12:00 am Monday, October 16, 2006


Staff Reporter

RESERVE-Twin brothers suspected of shooting a 38 year-old Reserve man in the face turned themselves this week. The brothers contacted the St. John Sheriff’s Office and arranged to be picked up.

According to police reports, the shooting occurred on Oct. 4, 2006 when the brothers were following too closely behind the victim’s Oldsmobile Cutlass in the 200 block of East 27th Street. The vehicle was described as an older model blue Ford F-150 step-side, possibly with Georgia plates.

&#8220The man pulled over to let the truck pass and as the truck passed, it slowed and he began to roll down his window to talk to the occupants of the vehicle,” said Mike Tregre, spokesperson for St. John Sheriff’s Office.

The victim told police, at that time the brothers, identified as Marcus and Steven Snyder, 30, of 1609 E. Frisco in LaPlace, slowed to a stop and the passenger exited the truck clutching a .22 caliber weapon. He then fired the weapon, busting the car window.

&#8220The shot struck the left side of the victim’s face, apparently near the temple area where his eye was closed shut due to debris,” Tregre said.

Reports state that the man lost control of his car after being struck by the bullet and drove into a field near 205 East 27th Street. He then exited the vehicle heading towards Chad B. Baker in Reserve where officers on patrol observed the victim bleeding from his head on the front lawn of a residence.

When questioned, the victim stated that he was unsure as to which brother had actually fired the shot. He was transported to River Parishes Hospital and treated for his injuries by a doctor on the E.R. staff and later released.

Detective Kirk Tregre processed the crime scene and the victim’s vehicle was towed for processing. Detective Jerry Fountain and Sergeant Greg Baker are also investigating the innocent.