APSO Detectives arrest three suspects in Dutchtown shooting incident

According to Sheriff Bobby Webre detectives have arrested Brandon Ellis of Darrow, Armarius Williams of Darrow, and Marques Gipson of Geismar in relation to a shooting incident that occurred the morning of Thursday, January 19 at a location on Hwy 74 near Old Jefferson. Their charges are as follows:

Brandon Ellis, 27:

  • Attempted 2nd Degree Murder
  • Aggravated Flight from an Officer
  • Possession of Stolen Vehicle
  • Possession of Stolen Plate
  • Possession of Firearm by Convicted Felon
  • Illegal Use of Weapons

Armarius Williams, 20:

  • Attempted 2nd Degree Murder
  • Aggravated Flight from an Officer
  • Possession of Stolen Vehicle
  • Possession of Stolen Plate
  • Illegal Use of Weapons
  • Aggravated Damage to Property

Marques Gipson, 18:

  • (4 counts) Attempted 2nd Degree Murder
  • (5 counts) Aggravated Damage to Property
  • Illegal Use of Weapons
  • Possession of Stolen Firearms

Shortly after 10:00am on January 19, deputies responded to reports of shots fired at a store on Hwy 74. Deputies located a vehicle involved in the incident and apprehended two male subjects, Brandon Ellis and Armarius Williams, who fled from deputies. Through further investigation, detectives learned that a third suspect, Marques Gipson, was also involved in the shooting incident. He was found at a nearby residence along Hwy 74.

During their investigation, detectives learned Gipson was exiting a store when he was approached by Ellis and Williams. The three men opened fire at each other, with gunshots striking a nearby store and several parked vehicles. No injuries were reported.

“I want to thank and commend all our deputies for their quick response and arrest of suspects in this incident; their professionalism, training and determination was evident. Let this be a message to those who intend to inflict harm on the citizens of Ascension that we will not stand by and allow violence to overtake our community. By the grace of God, no innocent bystander was hurt, or worse, killed.” – Sheriff Bobby Webre

This is an ongoing investigation; further detail may be limited at this time.

 

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