TPSO arrest suspect for allegedly shooting brother

Published 3:39 pm Friday, February 11, 2022

On the morning of February 11, 2022, TPSO Deputies responded to a reported shooting on Cousan Rd in Uneedus, La.
Upon arrival, TPSO Deputies located Ryan James laying on the floor of the residence suffering from a gunshot wound to the abdomen. Deputies soon learned the suspect was James’s brother, Ricky Edell James Jr (BM 35-years-old) who fled the scene on foot prior to the arrival of TPSO Deputies.
With the assistance of the TPSO K9 Division, Ricky James was located in a wooded area near the crime scene.
Chief Jimmy Travis reports that Ricky Edell James Jr was taken into custody with the following charges: one (1) count of Attempted Second Degree Murder, one (1) count of Possession of a Stolen Firearm, and one (1) count of a Convicted Felon in Possession of a Firearm.
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