Gun violence claims life in Reserve

Published 5:16 am Thursday, July 7, 2016

RESERVE — A man was killed Wednesday evening in Reserve, the result of a shooting, authorities said.

St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the 8800 block of Richmond Drive in Reserve at 7:53 p.m. Wednesday after gunshots were heard in the area.

A release from Sheriff Mike Tregre said a vehicle hit a building on Richmond Drive.

Deputies arrived on the scene to find a male subject with a gunshot slumped over the steering wheel of the vehicle. Emergency medical services transported the victim to the hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries, Tregre said.

Authorities have not released any information about the victim.

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

Thise with information do not have to testify and may qualify for a cash reward. Tips can be submitted at

This homicide is the second in St. John the Baptist Parish this year.