Sheriff: Drug deal gone bad leads to shooting

Published: Aug. 2, 2016 at 6:21 PM CDT
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PLAQUEMINES PARISH, LA (WVUE) - The Plaquemines Parish Sheriff's Office identified the men involved in a July 21 shootout that sent two men to the hospital.

Authorities say Sherman Joseph Williams, III, 24, of Port Sulphur; Donald Parker, III, 20, of Port Sulphur; and Demerial S. Narcisse, 25, of Pointe-a-la-Hache were involved in a drug deal gone bad.

The shooting happened after 12:30 p.m. in the 30800 block of Highway 11 in Nairn.  All three suspects were detained minutes after the incident. Deputies recovered two handguns, marijuana and prescription pills from the scene. Officials say one of the guns had been reported stolen in Baton Rouge in 2014.

Deputies say Williams and Parker were involved in a drug transaction and at some point both of them pulled their weapons and began shooting at each other. Investigators say Narcisse drove Williams to and from the scene and helped him after the crime.

Narcisse was arrested and booked with accessory after the fact to aggravated 2nd degree battery. He's in jail being held on a $50,000 bond.

Williams was shot once in the abdomen. He was released from the hospital two days later and booked with aggravated 2nd degree battery. He's in jail being held on a $150,000 bond.

Parker was shot several times in the abdomen. Officials say he is still in the hospital in guarded but stable condition. When he gets released he will be arrested and booked with attempted 2nd degree battery.

Plaquemines Parish Sheriff's deputies say the investigation is ongoing and additional charges are likely to be filed.

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