Acadia

Aug 21, 2014 3:35 PM

2 Crowley teens indicted for 5 counts of attempted murder

Two Crowley teens have been indicted by a grand jury as adults regarding an attempted murder investigation, according to Crowley Police Chief K.P. Gibson. The incident occurred on April 26, 2014 in the 1200 block of Jacobs Ave.

"During the initial investigation, multiple rounds were fired into a residence which was occupied by 5 people," stated Chief Gibson. "Police believed at the time of this incident, that the two juvenile suspects were involved, yet did not have probable cause to arrest them."

Approximately one week later, both suspects were located and discovered to be carrying semi-automatic handguns concealed on their person, according to Gibson. Both suspects were arrested for illegal possession of firearms and other charges.

"Our officers sent the weapons along with evidence to the Acadiana Crime Lab for ballistic testing. After the testing was completed, we were advised that the weapons matched the physical evidence from the April 26th shooting scene" stated Chief Gibson.

On August 12, 2014, an Acadia Parish Grand Jury indicted the 15 and 16-year-old for 5 counts of attempted second degree murder. Both were arrested and booked into the Acadia Parish Jail.

In connection with this investigation, Pandora Robinson and Tameka Jones, both of Crowley, have been booked into the Acadia Parish Jail for improper supervision of a minor.

"Our officers did not quit on this case and pursued it to the end. I am proud of their hard work for the citizens of our community" stated Chief Gibson.

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