A Reserve woman shot a man Friday morning because she said she felt threatened when he approached and grabbed her as she opened the trunk of her car in the garage at her home, according to the St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Office.
The 24-year-old woman has not been arrested or charged in the incident, which took place about 12:35 a.m. in the 100 block of Rosenwald Street, the Sheriff’s Office said.
The woman shot the 45-year-old man, who lives down the street from her, in the upper right chest, the Sheriff’s Office said.
Neither one’s name has been released.
Emergency Medical Services transported the man to a hospital, where he was in stable condition, the Sheriff’s Office said.
The man identified the woman as the shooter, and she then admitted it to detectives, the Sheriff’s Office said.
The woman told detectives that the man, whom she did not know, approached her from behind and grabbed her. She then pulled away from his grasp and shot him with a handgun.
“Upon conclusion of a complete and thorough investigation, detectives will refer the case to the St. John the Baptist Parish district attorney for review and advisement” on possible charges, the Sheriff’s Office said in a statement.
Sheriff Mike Tregre said the man was in surgery and under medication, so detectives have been “unable to get his full documented account at this time.” The sheriff declined to provide details about his initial statements.
It was the second shooting in St. John Parish this week and came a day after the arrest of a suspect in the earlier incident. Derrence Greenup, 28, of Reserve, was arrested about 2:30 p.m. Thursday in connection with Monday’s LaPlace triple shooting, in which two people were killed and another was wounded. Authorities continued to search for alleged accomplices.
That shooting claimed the lives of cousins Travis Gregoire, 23, and Sierra Gregoire, 18, both of LaPlace. An unnamed 23-year-old man was also injured.