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Sheriff’s Office Arrests Violet Man in Connection with Shooting

Darrell Williams

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From St. Bernard Parish Sheriff’s Office

The St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office arrested a Violet man in connection with a shooting that occurred recently on Ashley Drive in Violet, Sheriff James Pohlmann said.

Darrell Williams, 21, of the 3100 block of Stacie Drive in Violet, was booked with two counts of attempted second degree murder. 

On Nov. 8, shortly after 4 p.m., Sheriff Pohlmann said, deputies responded to a call about a shooting in the 2900 block of Ashley Drive in Violet.

When deputies arrived on the scene, a male victim was suffering from a gunshot wound to the arm. The victim was transported to an area hospital to be treated for his injuries. The suspect had fled the scene.

During the course of the investigation, detectives with the Criminal Investigations Bureau determined the suspect to be Williams, and that he and the victim were acquaintances who had been involved in a verbal altercation earlier in the day but had parted ways. 

Once in custody, Williams admitted to waiting for the victim to enter Angelique Estates subdivision and firing a round into his vehicle when he came into contact with him. During the incident, the Sheriff said, the victim’s 10-year-old child was inside the vehicle but was not injured. 

Williams was transported to St. Bernard Parish Prison where he was booked on the above charges.

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