Franklinton man charged with 2nd-degree attempted murder

Published 5:36 am Wednesday, April 5, 2017

A Franklinton man was arrested Friday and charged with attempted murder, in connection with a recent shooting in Washington Parish.

According to Maj. Justin Brown of the Franklinton Police Department, on Sunday, March 26, FPD officers were informed about a shooting at the intersection of Howard and Solomon streets. One individual had self-reported to Riverside Medical Center, suffering from a gunshot wound to the leg, Brown said.

After the initial response, FPD investigators began interviewing witnesses and subsequently identified Jaris “Buck” Warren as a potential suspect in the shooting. Warren was also the subject who was treated for the aforementioned gunshot wound.

Brown said that investigators determined that Warren drove to the residence of his ex-girlfriend, where he got into a verbal altercation with her and a male subject. Warren returned to his vehicle, retrieved a handgun and fired a single shot, Brown said.

Brown said that officers believe an individual at the residence produced his own handgun and returned fire at Warren, striking him in the leg. Warren then drove himself to the hospital.

An arrest warrant was issued for Warren for one count of attempted second degree murder. Investigators arrested Warren on Friday, March 31. He was booked and turned over to the Washington Parish Jail.

Brown said that Warren was employed by the town of Franklinton, in the maintenance department, at the time of the shooting.

Brown commended the work of the patrol division, as well as the work of lead investigator Brian Davidson, Det. William Brumfield, Capt. Randall Penton and Officer Thomas Mitchell. Brown also commended ATF Special Agent Kathy Barton Scanlan and K-9 “Ting” for their assistance.