Baton Rouge man arrested for shooting at Port Allen casino Friday

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Kewondrick Hays, 22 of Baton Rouge. (West Side Journal)

PORT ALLEN, La. (The West Side Journal) – Authorities arrested a Baton Rouge man on two felony charges after a drive-by shooting at the WildFire Truck Stop & Casino on LA 415 Friday.

Kewondrick Hays, 22 of Baton Rouge, is charged with attempted second degree murder and assault by drive-by shooting.

West Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office media liaison Zach Simmers said the shooting occurred after a verbal altercation.

No one was struck or injured, he confirmed. 

The West Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office and USMS Task Force worked together to arrest Hays. 

“We are very grateful to be a part of this task force,” Simmers said. “They work diligently day and night to keep us safe.” 

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The West Side Journal, located in Port Allen, Louisiana serves as the official journal of West Baton Rouge Parish. The newspaper’s roots run deep in the West Baton Rouge community, as the earliest dates of publication reach back to the mid-1800s.

The current editor is Breanna Smith, an alumna of Louisiana State University's Manship School of Mass Communication and native of Baton Rouge. Contributing writers to the Journal are members of the West Side community.

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