Convicted felon arrested for retaliation shooting that killed one in crossfire

Convicted felon arrested for retaliation shooting that killed one in crossfire
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POSTED: Thursday, April 11, 2013 - 4:00pm

UPDATED: Thursday, April 11, 2013 - 4:04pm

A 28-year-old man was arrested yesterday for allegedly shooting and killing a man over the weekend. A witness told detectives that the victim was likely caught in the crossfire of a duel unrelated to him.

The St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Office reports that Lorenzo Porter is charged with Second-Degree Murder for the death of Jamond James, 22.

The incident occurred on Saturday, April 6 shortly before 10:00 p.m. We’re told James was found shot to death near the intersection of River Road and East 24th Street.

A witness reported that he was with the victim prior to the shooting. He said that Porter was involved in an altercation the night before at a local bar. He believes that the gunfire was retaliation for that event. However, the victim was not believed to be involved in that incident and was not likely a target.

Porter was additionally charged with Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon. His bond was set at $271,562.90.
 

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