St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office arrests Violet man for shooting another man following an altercation

Gerald Vosbein.

The St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office arrested a Violet man for shooting another man from Violet following an altercation, Sheriff James Pohlmann said.

Gerald Vosbein, 67, of the 2200 block of Reunion Drive in Violet, was booked with aggravated second-degree battery.

On Friday, May 4, at approximately 6 a.m., Sheriff Pohlmann said, deputies responded to a call about a man being shot in the 2200 block of Delta Queen Drive in Violet.

When deputies arrived on the scene they found the victim, Albert Estopinal of Violet, suffering from a gunshot wound to his left shoulder.

According to the victim, the two men were involved in an altercation and Vosbein pulled a gun on him, fired one round at him and hit him in the shoulder.

Estopinal, 48, was transported to University Hospital. He is reported to be in stable condition.

Vosbein was apprehended shortly after the shooting and was transported to St. Bernard Parish Prison to be booked accordingly. The handgun used in the shooting was recovered.

Sheriff Pohlmann said no one else was injured and this was an isolated incident between the two men who were acquaintances.