Final shooting suspect arrested

Published 12:00 am Saturday, February 2, 2013

By Kimberly Hopson

LAPLACE – On Wednesday St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested Lorenzo Eugene, 28, in connection to a shooting that occurred in Garyville in September. Eugene was the only one of three suspects in the shooting who was still at large.
Eugene was arrested during the execution of a search warrant for his residence, and a handgun was recovered in his room. He was booked with principal to attempted second-degree murder, possession of a firearm by a felon, a probation warrant and a parole warrant. Eugene is being held at the Sherman Walker Correctional Facility on a $300,000 bond with a hold for parole.
Last year, deputies responded to the Fast Stop Convenience Store at 2972 Louisiana Highway 44 in Garyville in regard to a reported shooting. A 33-year-old Lutcher man had been in parking lot of the store talking with someone when three male subjects exited a vehicle and approached him. The three subjects attacked the victim as he was getting into his vehicle. Two of the perpetrators grabbed the victim while a third fired a gun at the victim. The shots missed the victim, and he eventually managed to free himself. The perpetrators fled on foot. No one was injured during the altercation.
Kendrick Anderson, 26, and Kenneth Robertson, 27, both of Garyville, and Eugene of LaPlace were identified by a video surveillance recording. Deputies obtained warrants for their arrests. Anderson turned himself in to detectives the morning after the shooting. He was arrested and charged with attempted second-degree murder. Anderson’s bond was set at $150,000. Robertson remained at large until November, when he was arrested without incident at his home. He was charged with a bench warrant, probation violation and principal to attempted second-degree murder. Robertson’s bond was set at $ 506,165 with a probation hold. All three suspects remain in custody.