Concordia Parish deputies investigating a weekend shooting that injured 1

Published 3:45 pm Tuesday, May 19, 2020

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VIDALIA — A Concordia Parish man is out of jail on a $25,000 bond after Concordia Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies said he shot and injured a man who was driving through his Concordia Park neighborhood late Saturday afternoon.

CPSD Det. Chris Groh said Jarred Turner faces a charge of second-degree attempted murder after the incident that occurred at approximately 5 p.m. Saturday.

“Three individuals in a grey car came down Concordia Park Avenue and witness statements say they brandished a weapon at an individual on the side of the road, Jarred Turner,” Groh said. “They came back a second time and Jarred Turner had armed himself and when they came back around the second time and brandished a weapon he opened fire on them and he struck the car multiple times. The driver, Rayshon Hawkins, was struck in the left calf and on his left side.”

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Groh said Hawkins was transported to Rapides Regional Medical Center, where he underwent emergency surgery.

“He is in ICU, but he is conscious and doing better,” Groh said.

Turner was arrested and booked for second-degree attempted murder.

“He has since bonded out,” Groh said, adding the bond was originally $25,000 and Turner’s family paid a percentage of the bond that totaled $5,200.

“It is an ongoing investigation,” Groh said. “We do expect to make other arrests.”

Groh said he is working to identify the other occupants of the car Hawkins was driving.

Witnesses, Groh said, told investigators the other two occupants of the car pushed Hawkins out of the car after he had been shot and before fleeing the scene in the car that was later found abandoned and riddled with bullet holes in Ferriday.

Groh said investigators are not sure if bullets struck anyone else.

“We have put out information to other EMT’s and hospitals to see if there was anybody with a bullet wound reported the next day or if so to please contact us immediately,” Groh said. “But no one has reported anyone at a hospital with injuries.”

Groh said Hawkins’ twin brother, Raylon, and another brother named, Tyvon, were killed in a shooting incident at the Country Estates Trailer Park in Concordia Parish a few years ago and that Tuner’s brother was somehow involved in that incident.

Groh said anyone with any information on the case is asked to call the Concordia Parish Sheriff’s Office at 318-336-5231 and ask for investigator Phillip Smith.