St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office arrest four Violet residents in connection with a shooting in Violet

The St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office arrested four Violet residents and has issued an arrest warrant for a fifth person in connection with a shooting that took place Jan. 21 on Daniel Drive in Violet, Sheriff James Pohlmann said.

Alvin Duplessis

Keisel Winsberry

Shortly after midnight on Jan. 21, Sheriff Pohlmann said, deputies responded to a call about an altercation between several individuals in the 3000 block of Daniel Drive.

When deputies arrived on the scene, they observed a man lying in the street suffering from a gunshot wound to the upper left side of his torso. The victim, a 25-year-old male from Violet, was transported to University Hospital where he underwent surgery and is listed as in critical condition.

Alvin Duplessis, 48, of the 2800 block of Daniel Drive, was booked with aggravated assault with a firearm.

Keisel Winsberry, 41, of the 2300 block of Licciardi Lane, was booked with aggravated battery.

Carolyn Richard, 53, of the 3100 block of Tara Drive, was booked with principal to attempted murder and public intoxication.

Carolyn Richard

Damien Landry

A 15-year-old juvenile from Violet also was booked in connection with the incident on an outstanding warrant for aggravated assault relative to disturbing the peace in a previous, unrelated incident.

Sheriff’s Office detectives have issued an arrest warrant for Damien Landry, 25, of the 3000 block of Daniel Drive, for attempted second-degree murder in connection with the Daniel Drive shooting.

Landry was booked Jan. 23 in Alexandria for unauthorized entry of an inhabited dwelling and is being held in the Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office Correctional Facility.

The investigation is ongoing and additional charges may be filed.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office at (504) 271-2501.