Subject of weekend manhunt in Livingston Parish turns himself in Monday, Sheriff’s Office reports _lowres

Johnathan Debacco

A man wanted in a Saturday shooting of a 47-year-old surrendered Monday afternoon, Sheriff Jason Ard reported.

Johnathan Debacco, 25, whose address was not immediately available, turned himself in at the Livingston Parish Detention Center without incident, Ard said.

Debacco was the subject of a Livingston Parish manhunt over the weekend, and Ard sent a release warning those who may have been helping Debacco elude capture.

“Let me be clear, if you are helping Debacco evade capture, we will also be looking for you,” Ard said. “And you will be charged.”

Ard said Monday morning that the victim of the shooting remains in critical condition but is improving. The Sheriff’s Office reported that the two men were arguing at 32085 Burgess Road in Denham Springs. Neither man lived at that residence.

Ard also said his office had received a number of tips from the public and that he doubted Debacco was still in the immediate vicinity.

“We have been following up on leads we’ve received through anonymous phone calls, Crime Stoppers tips, Facebook messages, etc.,” Ard said.

Ard’s office reported Sunday that the shooting occurred while the gunman and the victim were arguing, but it remains unknown what the argument was about.