“We’re frightened” | Walker residents on edge after neighborhood shootout

WALKER, La. — Families in a Walker neighborhood have been reaching out to Unfiltered with Kiran after several homes were hit with bullets during a wild shootout February 7.

Sheriff Jason Ard says Devin Green, 27, was arrested after the shooting. Investigators say that Green fired shots at a home on Lily Ave. The homeowner was asleep, and an acquaintance noticed a “suspicious & slow-moving vehicle” before the shooting, LPSO said.

The acquaintance returned fire, and Green drove away and headed toward Hwy. 447, deputies said.

“Once on Hwy. 447, shots between the two are again exchanged,” LPSO said. “Green then parks his vehicle in The Meadows subdivision & attempts to flee on foot.”

Ard said no one was injured in any of the shootings, but “several homes suffered damage” in the shootout.

UWK spoke with residents who said “multiple shots” in the middle of the night woke them up. Some of the people UWK has spoken with said that bullets made it into their homes.

Caught on camera

Doorbell camera video shows the moments shots rang out in a Walker neighborhood. (Video provided)

Surveillance video obtained by UWK shows a car driving slowly down Lily Ave. around 3:20 a.m. Around two minutes later, the same car passes back by the camera. Just as the car leaves the frame, you can hear close to 10 shots being fired into the neighborhood.

Residents tell UWK that before the shots rang out, someone was going around and knocking on doors. We’re told by one homeowner that they were awaken by “banging on my door under my carport.” They say they called 9-1-1 as the knocking continued.

The same homeowner says the person knocking soon began “banging on another neighbor’s door”.

Sheriff’s deputies were in the neighborhood for a while, residents said.

Many who live in the neighborhood say they’re frightened and are living on edge following the incident. Many have been posting public comments critical of the investigation.

Out on Bond

The Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office says that Green posted bond February 10. His bond was set at $150,000. A sheriff’s office spokesperson tells UWK that the investigation continues.

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