Livingston Parish sheriff’s deputies arrested a 24-year-old man Saturday accused in a double shooting Friday on Ed Brown Road near the Tangipahoa Parish line, a Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman said.
Earl Johnson Jr., accompanied by his attorney, Charles Brumfield, surrendered to sheriff’s detectives at 11 a.m. Saturday, sheriff’s spokeswoman Lori Steele said in a news release.
Johnson, 10153 Illinois Jones Road, Hammond, was booked into the Livingston Parish Detention Center on one count each of second-degree murder and attempted second-degree murder, Steele said.
No bail had been set as of about 5 p.m. Saturday, Steele said.
Johnson is accused of killing Darryl Patrick, 46, 46016 Durbin Road, Hammond, and wounding an unidentified 44-year-old man, Steele has said.
Johnson allegedly shot both victims multiple times Friday afternoon, Steele has said.
Patrick was alive when deputies arrived but died at a hospital, Steele has said.
The unidentified victim remained under treatment in a hospital Saturday, Steele said.
Sheriff’s deputies have not yet determined a motive for the shootings, Steele said Saturday.
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