Elder pleads guilty to attempted murder

Published 12:00 am Saturday, December 7, 2019

ST. JAMES PARISH — Kylin Elder of Convent, age 23, pleaded guilty to attempted second degree murder. Elder was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Adam Koenig, and presiding over this matter was the Honorable Judge Tess Stromberg. This guilty plea was the result of a plea agreement with prosecutors in connection with a 2014 shooting incident following a St. James High School basketball game. On Jan. 14, 2014, a male subject suffering from multiple gunshot wounds approached St. James Parish Sheriff’s Deputies who were working the game and said he had been shot. While being treated on scene, the victim told deputies that as he was walking to his car, Kylin Elder pulled up in a car holding a gun out the window and began firing in his direction. The victim stated he and Elder had issues in the past. Detectives were able to obtain statements consistent with the information provided by the victim. Kylin Elder was subsequently arrested and booked into the St. James Parish Detention Center.

Upon entering a guilty plea to the above-mentioned charge, pursuant to the plea agreement with prosecutors, Elder was sentenced to 15 years with the Louisiana Department of Corrections with credit for time served.

Submitted by Public Information Officer Tyler Cavalier for 23rd Judicial District Attorney Ricky L. Babin.