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Morgan City Man Charged with Attempted Murder in Connection With Wednesday Shooting Incident

by KQKInews
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๐‚๐ก๐š๐ซ๐ ๐ž๐ฌ: Attempted Second Degree Murder

ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย  (2 counts)

ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย  Aggravated Criminal Damage to Property

ย ย  ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย Illegal Use of Dangerous Instrumentalities

ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย  ย ย ย ย ย Aggravated Assault with a Firearm

ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย  ย ย ย ย Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon

ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย  ย ย ย ย ย ย Simple Battery

ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย  ย ย ย ย ย Flight from an Officer

ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย  ย ย ย ย ย Possession of Marijuana

ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย  ย ย ย Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

On Wednesday, May 15, 2024, officers with the Morgan City Police Department responded to the area of Fifth Street regarding gun shots being fired in the area. According to reports, as officers quickly arrived, a vehicle was observed fleeing the area. The officer attempted to initiate a stop when the vehicle continued to flee. A short pursuit ensued, but the vehicle was stopped on Sixth Street near Clothilde Street. The sole occupant of the vehicle, Joshua D. Robertson, was detained pending further investigation. It was observed that the vehicle had been shot by gunfire.

Officers and investigators with the Morgan City Police Department Detectives Division and the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of Fifth Street near Freret Street and secured the scene of the crime. A second subject, who was later determined to be the victim, was detained pending further investigation.

Reports indicate that Robertson had approached the victim in the area of Fifth Street. After a verbal altercation, Robertson allegedly struck the victim when a struggle ensued. Robertson then reportedly retreated to his vehicle and brandished a firearm. At the time, the victim was with a small child. The victim armed himself with a firearm and began to retreat into a residence when Robertson allegedly fired a shot. It was determined that the victim returned gun fire and retreated into the residence. There was also another subject and a small child inside.

Investigators were able to obtain evidence that corroborated the victims’ account of what took place through search warrants of the residence where the shooting occurred, and the vehicle Robertson used to flee. Suspected marijuana and drug paraphernalia were located in Robertson’s vehicle.

Warrants were obtained for Robertson’s arrest regarding the incident. He was booked into the Morgan City Jail awaiting court proceedings. Robertson is also a convicted felon prohibiting him from possessing a firearm.

Chief Chad M. Adams and the Morgan City Police Department commended officers and investigators of the Morgan City Police Department and the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office for their quick response to the incident. Adams said due to their actions and professionalism, the scenes were secured and the suspected shooter was quickly taken into custody.

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