ST. ROSE, La. (WVUE) - The St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office said a boy and girl were shot during a violent altercation between two men in a St. Rose strip mall parking lot.
Deputies were called to the 100 block of St. Rose Ave. on Wednesday around 6 p.m.
Officers discovered a 19-year-old man, a boy and a girl who were all shot.
Investigators believe the shooting started because of a prior conflict between the 19-year-old and someone identified as Je’Marius Beason.
Officers said Beason allegedly pulled out a gun and fired six shots, hitting the three victims.
The 19-year-old victim was shot two times. He was taken to a hospital in New Orleans, where his most recent update listed him in good condition.
The boy was shot in both legs, he was also taken to a hospital in New Orleans where he is in critical condition and scheduled for surgery.
The girl was shot in the right index finger, according to officers. She was taken to Ochsner in Kenner, where she was treated and released. Deputies believe the girl was shot while putting herself between Beason and the 19-year-old victim, in an attempt to defuse the altercation.
After the initial shooting in the strip mall parking lot, Beason left the scene.
The father of one of the victims, identified as Cyrus London, found out his son was shot and went after Beason.
He followed him to the 400 block of Turtle Creek Ln. where the two men were involved in a shootout.
London was shot twice and taken to the hospital. He was treated and released.
Detectives found Beason at his home in the 500 blk. of Turtle Creek Ln. where he was taken into custody without incident.
Beason was charged with two counts of Attempted Second Degree Murder and one count
of Negligent Injuring. He is currently being held at the Nelson Coleman Correctional Center
on a $400,000 bond.
London was charged with one count of attempted Second Degree Murder. He is currently
being held at the Nelson Coleman Correctional Center on a $500,000 bond.