Update: Woman’s boyfriend charged with shooting at her ex

Published 3:09 pm Wednesday, September 10, 2014

By Stephen Hemelt

RESERVE — An argument between a woman’s boyfriend and her ex-boyfriend this week led to a shooting in Reserve and an arrest.

Steven Ellis, 27, is charged with aggravated assault with a firearm and is being held without bond on a Louisiana Probation and Parole detainer.

Ellis turned himself into the Sherman Walker Correctional Center in LaPlace at 2:05 a.m. Wednesday in relation to a shooting investigation launched by St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s deputies just hours before.

Deputies first responded to the 1500 block of Grant Drive in Reserve at 11:30 p.m. Tuesday after gunshots were heard in the area.

The complainant told deputies her boyfriend — identified by law enforcement as Ellis — and her former boyfriend engaged in a verbal altercation in the front yard of her residence.

“When she ran in the residence to call the Sheriff’s Office about the disturbance, she heard a gunshot,” a release from the Sheriff’s Office said. “Both subjects fled the scene before deputies arrived.”

Deputies first located the ex-boyfriend, who told deputies Ellis produced a firearm and fired it one time in his direction during the argument, authorities said.

He was unharmed.

Sgt. Dane Clement said authorities do not anticipate making additional arrests.

According to the Sheriff’s Office, Ellis has been arrested 17 times in St. John the Baptist Parish since November 2005.