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Jennings Police searching for suspect wanted in Sunday shooting

Posted at 12:12 PM, Jun 07, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-07 17:08:09-04

Jennings Police are searching for a local man who is wanted for several gun-related crimes, including attempted murder.

Police say that 25-year-old Jeremy Freeney is well-known to them, and every incident they've had with him in the past couple of months has involved a gun - so he should be considered armed and dangerous; if you see him or know where he is, don't approach him but call police, said Chief Danny Semmes.

Freeney is wanted in connection with a domestic incident last week, and with a shooting on Sunday, Semmes said.

In the shooting, police were called to a home in Jennings Sunday evening. They found the mother of the victim driving him to a local hospital with a head wound.

Witnesses said several people were sitting on the porch of the home when Freeney allegedly showed up, pulled a gun and started shooting. He reportedly had been feuding with the victim and the victim's brother for some time, Semmes said.

At the time of that incident, Freeney already was wanted for the domestic incident that happened on McKinley Street. In that case, police were called to the home because of a domestic dispute with a woman. When they arrived, Freeney broke free from officers and ran away, allegedly discarding a weapon and some drugs.

Freeney himself was the victim in a shooting about a month ago, Semmes said, when he was shot in the groin. Investigators were called to his mother's house and learned that there was some kind of gun fight. Because of that, they got a search warrant for the home, which they executed while Freeney was taken to the hospital. They found an AR15 and four handguns; one of the weapons had been reported stolen, Semmes said.

Freeney was reportedly driving a black sedan when he was last seen; his family's home is in the 900 block of McKinley Street, but he also has friends in New Orleans.

The warrants issued for him are for three counts of attempted first degree murder, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, illegal discharge of a weapon, domestic abuse battery, resisting an officer, carrying of a firearm by a convicted felon, prohibited acts/ drug paraphernalia.

Anyone with information on Freeney's whereabouts is asked to call the Jennings Police Department at 337-821-5513.

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