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Second suspect arrested in Morgan City shooting

Posted: 10:36 AM, Sep 26, 2019
Updated: 2019-09-26 11:36:14-04
Mario Williams Jr.

A second suspect has been arrested in connection with a September 22 shooting in Morgan City.

Morgan City Police say the shooting occurred on Sunday afternoon on Mallard Street in the area of Brownell Homes.

20-year-old Mario Williams Jr. was arrested on Thursday, September 26 after he was determined by investigators as a suspect.

One person was injured in the shooting and transported to an area hospital with a non-life threatening gunshot wound. Detectives says the person was injured during an armed robbery.

Another suspect, 19-year-old Deandre Paul Jackson, was arrested on Tuesday, September 24 in connection with the case.

Person arrested for weekend shooting armed robbery in Morgan City

Williams Jr. was arrested on the following charges:

  • Principal to Attempted First Degree Murder
  • Armed Robbery
  • Armed Robbery with Use of a Firearm

An investigation into the shooting is ongoing.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Morgan City Police Department at 985-380-4605.