Ama man arrested by SCSO in relation to a shooting
death of Darnell Ingram (36), which occurred this past Sunday evening, July 12, on Vidal Street in
Bryant Woods (29), of 272 Vidal Street. in Ama was arrested this morning by St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s
Office Detectives based upon a warrant signed by Judge Timothy Marcel and charged with one count of
Second Degree Murder
Just prior to 9 p.m. on July 12, the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office 911 center received calls
related to a shooting that had just occurred on Vidal Street in Ama. Deputies arrived on scene and
located a deceased male inside of a crashed Mercedes-Benz sedan. The victim was identified as Darnell
Ingram, a 36-year-old resident of Ama. Ingram had sustained multiple gunshot wounds. During the
course of the investigation, detectives were able to gather evidence sufficient to obtain an arrest warrant
for Woods for the murder.
Sheriff Champagne stated, “I applaud our deputies and detectives for their relentless work which resulted
in this arrest. They have worked non-stop since this despicable crime occurred on Sunday. This is the first
murder in St. Charles Parish in 8 months. The last one was a murder-suicide in St. Rose in November of
2019. While such a crime is uncommon, I am pleased that we have been able to make an arrest this
quickly. The investigation is still ongoing and I urge anyone who may have information regarding this
murder to immediately contact us by calling 911. Our condolences and prayers go out to the family of the
If anyone has information about the Vidal Street shooting, they are urged to contact Detective Kevin
Tennison of the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office at (985) 783-1135 or contact (985) 783-6807.
Citizens may also contact Crime Stoppers at 1-877-903-STOP. Citizens do not have to give their name nor
testify and could receive up to $2,500.