SJSO seeks help finding gunman

Published 9:55 am Wednesday, January 1, 2020

EDGARD — Last week, it was reported that St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Office had been investigating a shooting that took place at a private party at West St. John Elementary School in Edgard on Dec. 21. An arrest was made on Monday and the suspect, Marcus Isom, was released on bond the following day.

During the course of the investigation, video footage of the incident was recovered which showed two unknown subjects discharging firearms from the front of the school into the parking lot area.

At about 11:30 p.m. Dec. 21, deputies responded to West St. John Elementary on River Road in reference to a shooting with multiple victims. Upon arrival, officers learned four people were shot. All victims were transported to a local hospital. Three were treated and released. One remains in critical condition. Officers also discovered five vehicles had been struck by multiple bullets.

According to Sheriff Mike Tregre, there were plenty of citizens that witnessed the shooting, but no one has come forward with any assistance at all.

Anyone with information or recognizes anyone in the video regarding this incident is encouraged to call the St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Office TIPS line at 985-359-TIPS, Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111, Det. Basil Trepagnier at 504-494-3592 or Det. Gilberto Castellanos at 504-494-4170.

Citizens with information about this incident that call Crimestoppers do not have to testify in court and may qualify for a cash reward.

Citizens can also submit tips on the Sheriff’s Office website at…/cri…/give-us-a-general-crime-tip/.