CPSO responds to East Road shooting

Published 4:00 pm Sunday, July 15, 2012

VIDALIA — An East Road man was transported by air to Jackson after his stepson allegedly shot him in the shoulder and abdomen Sunday afternoon.

Concordia Parish Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy David Hedrick said the CPSO responded to a 911 call of a shooting on East Road at 3:10 p.m.

When they arrived on the scene, deputies found Terry Watson had been shot with a .380 pistol. The gun had not been located at 7 p.m. Sunday evening.

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Watson is in critical condition.

The suspect in the shooting is Watson’s 15-year-old stepson, who Hedrick declined to identify because of his age. Investigators obtained a warrant for the juvenile’s arrest on charges of second-degree attempted murder Sunday evening.

Investigators have not been able to determine a cause for the shooting, Hedrick said.

The suspect fled the scene on foot wearing pajamas, and authorities were actively searching for him Sunday evening, Hedrick said.

The 911 call was made by another juvenile in the house, who Hedrick said is with other family members at this time.