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Morgan City Police Makes Arrest in August 18th Early Morning Shooting

Shooting Update

Morgan City Police Department has made arrests of two individuals involved in the 11th St. shooting. During the early morning of August 18, 2020. at 3:22 A.M., Detectives with the Morgan City Police Department began developing leads and learned two different groups of individuals were shooting at each other from moving vehicles. During the investigation, one of the vehicles involved was later located at an address on Brashear Ave. The driver was identified as Bryant K. Harris, and the owner was identified as Maranda Hampton. Investigators learned both Harris and Hampton tampered with evidence from the shooting. Detectives were able to obtain arrest warrants for the Obstruction of Justice-Tamping with Evidence for Harris and Hampton. They were placed under arrest, and the investigation is still on-going.

Investigators have recovered evidence from the scenes of the Fourth St. shooting on August 17, 2020, at 10:07 P.M. and the Eleventh St. shooting and believe both shootings are related.

Chief James F. Blair and the Morgan City Police Department are seeking assistance from the public and urging anyone with information regarding these investigations to contact the Morgan City Police Department at 985-384-2310. Tipsters also can leave tips on our web page at www.morgancitypolice.org, or they can send a tip to our Facebook Messenger.

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