CPD probes midday shooting

By Harold Gonzales

CROWLEY – One man was transported to American Legion Hospital and another to the Acadia Parish Jail following a midday shooting that took place near Carver Village Thursday.

Crowley Police Chief K.P.Gibson said shots rang out at near 12:30 p.m. when Fermand Allen, 29, pulled a 12-gauge shotgun and began to fire at the unidentified victim.

“It seems that problems between the two started sometime last week and escalated into today’s shooting,” Chief Gibson said. An eyewitness at the scene said Allen fired four shots from his shotgun in vicinity north of the apartments on Avenue L.

“The victim fled on foot as the suspect was shooting at him. Upon officers arrival, the suspect had entered an apartment at the complex and remained inside” stated Chief Gibson. “Officers made contact with the suspect and successfully negotiated his surrender” stated Chief Gibson.

The victim was treated at American Legion with moderate injuries while Allen was awaiting charges at the APSO Jail.

As a precaution, both St. Michael Elementary and Northside Christian schools went under a lockdown until the incident was brought under control.


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