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Money argument turns to gunfire between men, 76 & 66

LAPLACE — An argument between a 66-year-old and 76-year-old turned violent this week and ended in a gunshot.

The St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Office arrested Theodore H. Montgomery, 66, of LaPlace, charging him with felony aggravated battery with a dangerous weapon. He is being held in lieu of a $10,000 bond.

The arrest was made after deputies responded to the 1000 block of Cambridge Drive in LaPlace at 6 p.m. Tuesday in reference to a shooting.

A 76-year-old male victim told police he was shot in the leg.

Emergency medical services arrived on scene and took the victim to a local hospital, where he was treated and released.

Police said their investigation indicates Montgomery and the victim were involved in an altercation outside a home when Montgomery allegedly shot the victim in the leg.

“One guy went to the other guy and said, ‘you owe me money,’” Sheriff Mike Tregre said. “The other guy said, ‘I’m not paying you.’ The argument ensued, and one guy said ‘I’m not paying you’ and shot him in the leg. That’s basically it.”

Officers made contact with Montgomery on the scene and arrested him.