Zachary police arrested a 22-year-old man called a “person of interest” after a Sunday night drive-by shooting sent two people to the hospital.
Deandre Singleton is suspected of knowing something about the shooting because his name came up during the investigation, said Zachary Police Chief David McDavid.
Singleton was brought in for questioning, and though it’s not yet clear whether he had a role in the shooting, he was booked Monday into Parish Prison, because he already had outstanding bench warrants on traffic and drug violations, McDavid said. Other charges are still possible.
In the shooting Sunday, a car sped past a home on Avenue G close to East Central Avenue and someone in the car fired shots that struck two people, three vehicles and the adjacent house, McDavid said. The gunshot victims are in stable condition.
The shooting was the latest incident in a weekslong feud, McDavid said.
“It got out of hand, and somebody brought a weapon to it,” he added.
The incident is the department’s first drive-by shooting investigation in at least 14 years. McDavid remembers personally investigating the last one as a detective in the 1990s.
“We haven’t had that problem here in Zachary,” McDavid said of drive-by shootings. “We’re going to be very proactive, and we’re not going to tolerate it.”