Man arrested in connection with Friday shooting in Ferriday; more arrests to come, chief says

Published 3:13 pm Monday, June 6, 2022

FERRIDAY, La. — Ferriday Police Department has arrested a man in connection with gunshots fired during daylight hours on Friday. Police Chief Sam King said more arrests will soon follow in connection with the shooting.

Demontay Dunbar, 25, was arrested on Friday after the shooting on charges of aggravated assault with a firearm and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. He was being held without bond as of Monday.

King said police were dispatched to a neighborhood near Fifth Street at Georgia Avenue in Ferriday to respond to shots being fired just before 10 a.m. Friday.

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King said an occupied house was hit during the gunfire, although no injuries were reported. Investigators believe multiple people were involved in the shooting. King added Dunbar was not the one who fired the weapon. However, Louisiana law says that even pulling out a weapon with the intent to fire can result in an aggravated assault charge, King said.

“We believe others were involved and we think we have the folks identified who actually fired,” King said.

He added more arrests are forthcoming pending the outcome of further investigation.