LIVINGSTON PARISH, La. (NBC LOCAL 33) (FOX 44) “It’s amazing that no one was injured. This is something you see in the movies, not in Livingston Parish,” said Livingston Parish Sheriff Jason Ard.
The Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office is investigating a gun fight that led to the arrests of five men and the seizure of marijuana, counterfeit cash and guns.
Sheriff Ard said it all started the night of June 24th. Detron Jefferson, 23, Justin Young, 20, Tyrese Collins, 19, Marcus Williams, 19, and Earl Young, 18, met up in a parking lot in East Baton Rouge Parish for a drug and gaming system deal. That deal got heated when Jefferson paid with counterfeit money, according to LPSO.
We are told four of the men fled in one vehicle, and Jefferson followed in another. This led to a gunfire exchange on I-12 all the way to Livingston Parish, according to Sheriff Ard.
“There was an exchange of gunfire near the intersection of the eastbound I-12 exit ramp and Frost Road just before midnight,” explained Ard. “One of the vehicles suffered extensive damage. That damage caused the driver to pull over onto the shoulder of Frost, where deputies and officers with the Livingston Police Department intervened.”
Ard added the French Settlement Police Department found the second car along Highway 22.
No one was hurt during this incident, but authorities say this investigation is ongoing. If you have any additional information, contact the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office at (225) 686-2241 or Crime Stoppers at (225) 344-STOP (7867).