APSO: Suspect shot man while holding infant

ASCENSION PARISH, La. — A St. Amant man is facing several charges including attempted second degree murder and child endangerment after deputies say he shot a man while holding his infant child.

Tyrone Jones (Source: APSO)

Deputies say they received a call about a shooting just after 12:30 a.m. Monday. They found a man along John Leblanc Blvd. and Airline Hwy. who told deputies he was shot at a home along Hwy. 22.

The victim identified the gunman as Tyrone Jones, 35, deputies said.

“The victim further advised deputies that Jones was holding his infant child when he fired shots at the victim and then fled the scene,” deputies said in a news release Monday.

The Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office say they began actively searching for Jones overnight Monday. They considered him armed and dangerous and warned the public not to approach him.

Deputies say they arrested Jones just after 8 a.m. Monday after responding to a call regarding a man holding an baby and knocking on a door to a home along Hwy. 22., the release said.

Jones was taken into custody without incident, deputies said.

“The infant child did not have any apparent injuries, but was taken to an area hospital for observation,” officials said.

Jones is charged with attempted second-degree murder, child endangerment, child desertion, illegal use of weapons, and aggravated criminal damage to property; more charges may be pending.

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