Another arrest made in Homewood shooting incident

Published 12:00 am Saturday, August 13, 2011



LAPLACE – A third man wanted in connection with a shooting on Homewood Place in Reserve last month, which is believed to be a retaliation for another shooting, turned himself over to authorities Tuesday, according to the St. John the Baptist Sheriff’s Office.

Jermaine Woods, 18, of Homewood Place, turned himself in Tuesday afternoon at the Criminal Investigations Division in LaPlace, said Capt. Dane Clement, spokesman for the Sheriff’s Office. Woods is believed to be one of three men involved in a shooting that occurred the morning of July 19.

Clement said deputies responded to the 300 block of Homewood Place at 10:38 p.m. June 19 in response to a 911 call from a man who said he had been shot at. The man told investigators he was getting out of his work truck when male suspects approached and started shooting at him. The man ran into his house to call police. Clement said detectives found a bullet hole in the truck and a projectile on the floorboard.

Woods was booked with attempted first-degree murder and aggravated criminal damage to property. He is being held at the Sherman Walker Correctional Facility in LaPlace on a $515,000.

Authorities previously arrested Gustavo Shinard, 23, and John Brown, 25, both of Reserve, in connection with the shooting. Both are also being held on $515,000 bonds.

Clement said detectives believe the July 19 incident was in retaliation for a shooting that happened June 18 in which a relative of the victim was arrested for shooting a relative of Shinard during an argument.

According to a release on the earlier shooting, a 25-year-old man was allegedly shot in the chest by Isaac Gant, 23, of Homewood Place following an argument in the street. Clement said Gant was arrested without incident at his home shortly after the shooting took place and was charged with attempted first-degree murder.

Later in that same evening, deputies were again called to Homewood Place in response to another shooting in the area. A man called police after he was shot at while driving down the street, Clement said.

When deputies arrived, three family members in two separate vehicles said they were shot it in their cars. No one was injured and neither car was hit. 

Based on statements given to deputies and evidence collected at the scene, deputies arrested Julius Fleming, 27, Davarian King, 22, and Michaelangelo Jones, 20, all of Reserve. All three were charged with aggravated assault with a firearm. It was later determined that Jones is related to the victim allegedly shot by Gant.