Investigation Update: Arrest Made in January Shooting at Ivy Trace Apartments

Published 8:25 pm Friday, August 25, 2023

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Raymond May of Bogalusa was arrested on Friday, August 25, 2023, by Bogalusa Police Department Detectives following their thorough investigation into a shooting incident that occurred on January 14, 2023, at the Ivy Trace Apartments. May’s arrest resulted from a routine traffic stop.

May, a Bogalusa resident, was taken into custody during a traffic stop where he was a passenger. As a result of the arrest, law enforcement officials found a 9mm handgun, multiple extended magazines, and a significant amount of ammunition in his possession.

The shooting incident occurred on January 14, 2023, when officers responded to a shooting call on E. 8th Street, near May Avenue, within the River Terrace Housing Development, also known as Ivy Trace Apartments. A male victim was shot multiple times outside his apartment during the incident. He was transported to a regional hospital.

May faces several charges related to the shooting incident:

  • Attempted Second Degree Murder
  • Illegal Use of Weapons
  • Aggravated Criminal Damage to Property

The arrest of May marks a significant development in the ongoing investigation. Law enforcement officials have indicated that the inquiry continues and anticipate further arrests.

Community members and residents have raised concerns about neighborhood safety, and May’s arrest provides a step toward addressing those concerns. The Bogalusa Police Department encourages individuals with relevant information to come forward to help with the ongoing investigation.