SCSO: Edgard victim involved in shooting, suspect is stepson

Published 3:49 pm Sunday, June 12, 2022

Sheriff Champagne reports on Saturday, June 11, 2022 just before 9:00 pm, deputies with the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to the report of a father and son arguing at a residence in the 200 block of Shaw Street in Hahnville. While deputies were enroute, the caller advised one of the subjects had been shot in the back.
When deputies arrived at the residence they located Brandon Johnson, a 44-year-old male from the Edgard area, with a gunshot wound to the lower back. Mr. Johnson was transported to a local area hospital to receive treatment for his injuries. Mr. Johnson is in stable condition.
Through investigation, detectives have learned that Brandon Johnson and his stepson, Corey Labranch, Jr were involved in a verbal argument that turned physical. Brandon Johnson advised he heard a gunshot and then saw a firearm fall to the floor. Mr. Johnson left the residence to seek medical help when he realized he had been shot.
On Sunday, June 12th 2022, detectives arrested Corey Lee Labranch, Jr, a 21-year-old Hahnville resident for LA RS 14:34.7 – Aggravated Second Degree Battery in relation to this incident. Labranch was also charged with an outstanding 29th JDC attachment. He has been booked into the Nelson Coleman Correctional Center.
This is an ongoing investigation.
If anyone has any information, they are urged to contact Detective Charles Floyd with the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office at, (985) 783-6807, or (985) 783-1135.
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