U.S. Marshals aid in Covington shooting arrest

U.S. Marshals aid in Covington shooting arrest

COVINGTON, LA (WVUE) - The Covington Police Department said officers arrested a man who was wanted in Monday's shooting. The arrest was made with assistance from the U.S. Marshals Office Fugitive Task Force and the Kenner Police Department.

According to a press release, the task force found Markell "Phu" Powell, 22, in Kenner Wednesday morning. He faces charges of aggravated second degree battery and illegal carrying and discharge of weapons.

Investigators say before Monday's shooting, Powell got into an argument with the victim at a home in the 300 block of W 29th Ave, shortly after 10:30 p.m. The fighting then took place outside the home, which police say is where Powell fired two shots at the victim. The victim suffered a gunshot wound to the leg. Emergency responders rushed him to a hospital for treatment.

Powell has been booked into the Jefferson Parish Correctional Center. He will also be booked into the St. Tammany Parish Jail.

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