Attempted murder arrests made

Published 2:10 am Saturday, October 29, 2016

FERRIDAY — Two Ferriday men have been charged with attempted murder in connection with a Sunday shooting near Kentucky Avenue and Sixth Street.

Ferriday Police Department Investigator Richard Madison said Demontay Deon Dunbar, 19, 807 Second St., and Kenderic K. Sheppard, 18, 250 Eugene Road, were each charged with five counts of attempted second-degree murder.

Dunbar was arrested Tuesday evening on charges of being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm, possession of marijuana and resisting an officer by flight, and the attempted murder charges were filed later.

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Sheppard was charged Thursday and is also facing a second-degree battery charge stemming from an unrelated incident a few months ago. Madison said the Concordia Parish Sheriff’s Office located and arrested Sheppard.

Madison said Dunbar and Sheppard are accused of firing handguns at Tootie’s Body Shop during an argument with a relative of the shop’s owner.

Five people were at the shop during the shooting —three customers, the shop’s owner and one of the owner’s relatives. No one was injured in the shooting, Madison said.

A residence across the street on Tennessee Avenue was struck by several rounds during the shooting. More than 15 rounds were recovered at the scene, Madison said.

Police are searching for a third suspect, Madison said.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to contact Ferriday Police at 318-757-3606.