LaPlace man charged in shooting

Published 12:00 am Saturday, August 27, 2011



LAPLACE – St. John the Baptist Parish sheriff’s deputies arrested a LaPlace man Tuesday after he allegedly shot his girlfriend in the leg.

Al Malcom Wilson, 19, of West Second Street, was booked on charges of illegal use of a weapon and carrying a concealed weapon, said Capt. Dane Clement, spokesman for the St. John Sheriff’s Office. Clement said bond was set at $12,900.

According to a release from Clement, deputies were called out to Apricot Street in LaPlace around 12:30 a.m. Tuesday after a resident called 911 to report the shooting. The resident told 911 operators that a man knocked on his door seeking help for his girlfriend, who had been shot.

When deputies arrived at the scene they found a 27-year-old woman with a gunshot wound to her left shin. Clement said the woman was transported to River Parishes Hospital for treatment of her injuries.

Clement said during interviews with detectives, Wilson and the victim gave conflicting statements about what took place when the victim was shot. He also said a .22 caliber handgun was taken from the scene. Although Wilson has not yet been charged with the shooting, Clement said additional charges could be filed pending results of the investigation.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Office detectives at 504-359-8769 or Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111.