Man wanted for attempted 2nd degree murder in shooting
Tue, 2013-10-22 14:11
Morgan City, La.
By ZACHARY FITZGERALD
Police issued an attempted second degree murder warrant for a 40-year-old Morgan City man in connection with a Monday shooting that left two people injured, Morgan City Police Chief Travis Crouch said in a news release.
Barron F. Kenner, 40, of Morgan City, is wanted by the Morgan City Police Department for attempted second degree murder stemming from Monday’s shooting, Crouch said.
Kenner is 5 feet, 10 inches tall and weighs 230 pounds.
Detectives investigating the shooting developed evidence which led to getting the arrest warrant. Anyone who has any information regarding Kenner’s whereabouts or any information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Morgan City Police Department at 985-380-4605, 911, or any other local law enforcement agency.
Two people were injured after gunshots were reported around 10 a.m. Monday near the intersection of Orange Street and Federal Avenue, Crouch said.
The shooting victims were identified as Don Brown, 30, and Eric Charles, 22. No addresses were given. Brown sustained a non-life threatening wound to his side and was taken to Teche Regional Medical Center, Crouch said. Charles suffered a wound to his leg, and was walking out of a convenience store when he was shot according to witnesses, Crouch said.
The Daily Review did not get an update on the shooting victims’ condition as both asked that their information not be released, Teche Regional Medical Center Spokeswoman Sabrina Roy said.
Maitland Elementary, Holy Cross Elementary, and Central Catholic were put on lockdown after the shooting, but the lockdowns were eventually lifted Monday.
Crouch said Monday that no motive has been found yet in the shooting. Police also located a suspect vehicle on First Street, he said.