Jun 21, 2013 12:22 PM by KATC(PHOTO COURTESY: MGN ONLINE)
A man was shot during an attempted robbery and the St. Mary Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's assistance identifying two suspects.
According to a news release from the SMSO, the shooting occurred outside of a lounge on Hwy. 182 in Amelia, near the Greenwood overpass. Around 2:00 am on Friday, June 14, 2013, three men approached the victim and attempted to rob him. During the attempt, the victim was shot and later transported to a hospital. The victim is in fair condition.
Investigators have identified two persons of interest whom they believe may have information regarding this crime.
One is described as a black male with a medium build, 5 feet 10 inches to 6 feet in height, aged 23 to 25 years old with a dark complexion, and black hair styled with short twists. He goes by the nickname of "Diddy."
The second is a black male with a medium build, 5 feet 7 inches to 5 feet 8 inches in height, aged 19 to 20 years old who goes by the nickname of "Jay."
Anyone who has information regarding the whereabouts of these persons of interest may contact the St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office at 985-384-1622 or 337-828-1960.