Man arrested in connection with Easter Sunday shooting in Edgard

Published 11:11 am Wednesday, April 23, 2014

LAPLACE – A man has been arrested in connection with an early morning shooting on Easter Sunday in Edgard.

On April 20 at 12:36 a.m., St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the 200 block of East Sixth Street in Edgard for the report of multiple gunshots heard in the area.

When deputies arrived to the scene, they found a 36-year-old LaPlace man who had sustained two gunshot wounds. One gunshot wound was to his left hand and the other wound was to the right side of his abdomen.

The victim was immediately transported to St. James Hospital and was later transferred to University Hospital in New Orleans for treatment. As of press time, the victim’s condition was unknown, but his injuries are believed to be non-life threatening.

Over the course of the investigation, detectives learned that Dyran Tuckerson, 29, of

Edgard was involved in a physical altercation in the parking lot of Bozy’s Lounge.

According to police reports, Tuckerson retrieved a weapon from his car after the altercation and fired the weapon, striking the victim. He then fled the area in his car.

The St. John Parish Sheriff’s Office was notified by Ochsner Medical Center in Kenner that Tuckerson was being treated there for injuries that he said he received during an altercation in Edgard.

Upon his release, detectives arrested and booked Tuckerson with attempted second-

degree murder, aggravated criminal damage to property and illegal use of a weapon.

He remains in custody in lieu of a $250,000 bond.

The St. John Sheriff’s Office said this investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to call the St. John Parish Sheriff’s Office TIPS line at 985-359-TIPS or Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111.