LaPlace man booked after being shot 4 times

Published 12:02 am Wednesday, January 31, 2018

KENNER — Mark Duncan, 28, of LaPlace was arrested Friday for illegal possession of a firearm by a person convicted of certain felonies and illegal discharge of a firearm.

Kenner police said Duncan’s arrest stems from a Jan. 23 shooting on Fayette Street, where bullet casings and broken glass were discovered.

Duncan, who was dropped off at the hospital with four gunshot wounds, initially told detectives he was minding his own business when gunfire erupted. Duncan claimed not to know who shot him, police said.

Kenner police said detectives obtained evidence showing Duncan waiting for something or someone on Fayette Street.

“A white truck arrived that Duncan approached and interacted with for over a minute,” a release said. “Suddenly gunfire erupted and Duncan was wounded; however, also visible was Duncan, who had his own firearm, shooting at the truck or its occupants.”

Police said Duncan’s criminal history revealed that in 2013 he was convicted of use of a firearm while in possession of a controlled dangerous substance, which prevents Duncan from possessing a firearm for a period of ten years.

During subsequent interviews with Duncan, police said he claimed the truck’s occupants shot him during a robbery and drug transaction.

The shooting remains under investigation, while the Kenner Police Department attempts to locate the white truck and occupants.

Police Chief Michael J. Glaser urges anyone with information concerning the shooting or Duncan to call 504-712-2304 or Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111.