Local man arrested for LaPlace shooting; victim struck twice

Published 12:09 am Wednesday, February 8, 2017

LAPLACE — A local man survived gunshots to his back and butt Monday, police adding the suspected shooter has been arrested for attempted murder.

The shooting was captured by a housing complex’s surveillance video in Joe Parquet Circle in LaPlace at approximately 1:25 p.m. Monday, police said.

A release from the St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Office indicated the suspect —identified as Dale Young Jr., 22, of LaPlace — was standing near a vehicle while the 38-year-old victim was inside the vehicle, sitting in a rear passenger seat.

Dale Young Jr.

Dale Young Jr.

At one point, the victim exited the vehicle, and then Young produced a gun.

“Young began to shoot multiple times at the vehicle and the victim as the victim attempted to re-enter the vehicle,” the release said.

“Young then fled the scene on foot. Through investigation, detectives learned another passenger drove the victim in the same vehicle to a local hospital, where he was treated for two gunshot wounds, one to the lower back and one to the upper buttocks.”

The victim was treated and released Monday.

Sheriff’s Office detectives arrested Young Monday, locating him in the 100 block of Apricot Street.

He is charged with attempted second degree murder and is being held in lieu of a $300,000 bond.