BR man surrenders, wanted in shooting at Gonzales house

A 24-year-old Baton Rouge man wanted for firing shots into a Gonzales home surrendered Thursday to Gonzales police.

Royal Rosspeal Johnson was accompanied by his attorney when he surrendered to Gonzales detectives at 11:30 a.m., Detective Sgt. Steven Nethken said.

Johnson was wanted on six counts of aggravated assault with a firearm, one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and one count of an illegal discharge of a firearm inside city limits.

Witnesses said Johnson, 353 W. Johnson St., fired shots at a house on Hamilton Street in Gonzales on July 16 after arguing with the residents of the home, police said. Six people inside the house, ranging in age from 1 to 27, were unharmed.

Johnson has been booked into the Ascension Parish Jail, with bail to be set.