Pineville man arrested for attempted murder

Pineville man arrested for attempted murder

POSTED: Thursday, December 27, 2012 - 4:00pm

UPDATED: Thursday, December 27, 2012 - 4:04pm

The Alexandria Police Department has made an arrest for a shooting that occured on December 26.

At around 9:00 p.m., police were dispatched to a report of gunshots in the area of the 2900 block of Monroe Street. When they arrived, a victim, an adult male,  was found with non-lethal injuries. He was transported to a local
hospital for treatment.

Based upon witness’ accounts, officers immediately located a suspect vehicle in the area and after a brief vehicle and foot pursuit were able to apprehend Markus Lair, 22. 

Lair was chardged with Attempted 1st Degree Murder and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon. He was taken into custody and booked into the Rapides Parish Detention Center.

The investigation is ongoing and no further details will be released at this time.

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