Daughter and mother arrested in Prairieville shooting

The Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office arrested two women accused of shooting someone at a gas station in Prairieville on Nov. 15.

Deputies arrested Raneshia Pointer, 21, and charged her with principal to attempted second-degree murder, principal to illegal use of weapons, two-counts of principal to aggravated damage to property, simple battery, disturbing the peace, and child desertion.

Three days later, on Nov 21, detectives arrested Rhesa Pointer, 41, of Baton Rouge, in relation to the shooting. She is charged with attempted second-degree murder, illegal use of weapons, two-counts of aggravated damage to property, simple battery, disturbing the peace, child desertion and possession of a firearm by convicted felon.

Deputies responded to the shooting on Highway 73 near I-10. Officials say there was no shooter or victim when deputies arrived.

Detectives learned that the Prairieville shooting victim was a woman. She received treatment at an area hospital and is expected to make a full recovery.

Authorities say Rhesa Pointer and her daughter Raneshia Pointer went to the gas station with the intent to fight a separate group of women.

During the fight, Rhesa Pointer fired a handgun, striking the victim multiple times. Raneshia Pointer turned herself in after detectives issued a warrant for her arrest.

Anyone with information that can assist detectives is urged to call the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office anonymously at 225-621-4636 or by texting 847411 to the anonymous tip line from any cellular device or Crime Stoppers at 225-344-STOP (7867). You must call Capital Region Crime Stoppers to receive a cash reward.

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