A Denham Springs man was arrested this weekend after an argument turned into a shooting that sent one person to the hospital with injuries, according to the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office.
John Burthe Lacroix, 24, was booked into the Livingston Parish Detention Center in the early morning hours Sunday on one count of aggravated second-degree battery, according to booking records.
Lacroix also has bench warrants out for his arrest, the online records show.
In a statement, Livingston Parish Sheriff Jason Ard said deputies were dispatched to the 13,000 stretch of Brittany Court in reference to a shooting on Saturday. Once there, deputies found one male with a gunshot wound to the abdomen.
“He was transported to a local hospital for treatment,” Ard said. “He is listed as stable at this hour. He is expected to survive.”
LPSO deputies were able to locate a suspect, later identified as Lacroix, near the scene. He was then taken into custody and remains in the Detention Center.
In his statement, Ard said the two men knew each other and “had an argument before the shot was fired.”
The investigation continues.