One arrested for drive-by shooting in Prentiss

Published 4:33 am Wednesday, September 27, 2023

A drive-by shooting occurred in Prentiss Sept. 20 that started at the Pit Stop on Columbia Avenue and moved down Front Street passing Pearl Avenue and continuing to Leaf Avenue.  Prentiss Police Officers say two black males on foot were shot at from the moving vehicle.

One person was hit in the upper leg and sustained serious injuries. He was transported to the Jefferson Davis Community Hospital and was later life-flighted to the University Medical Center New Orleans.

During the pursuit, two rounds were also shot into a home at the corner of Front and Pearl where there was a one-year-old inside.

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Prentiss Police Officers arrested Jaquvion Kantrell Coleman, 18, of Pinola, and charged him with two counts aggravated assault, shooting into dwelling and drive-by shooting.

“We are going to continue to use every means available to solve the crimes occurring in the Town of Prentiss,” said Prentiss Police Chief Richard Browning.

The Prentiss Police Department was assisted by the 15th Circuit District Attorney’s Office.

The investigation is ongoing.

If you have any information regarding this incident, please contact the Prentiss Police Department at 601-792-5198.