Labadieville man booked in shooting incident outside home

A 22-year-old Labadieville man was booked Thursday on counts of attempted second-degree murder after an incident Sunday, when he fired shots at people outside their home, said Assumption Parish Sheriff Mike Waguespack.

John Paul Washington, of 205 Violet St., was booked into the Assumption Parish Detention Center on two counts of second-degree attempted murder and a count of failure to appear in court for possession of marijuana, Waguespack said in a news release.

On Sunday, deputies responded to a call about shots being fired in the 100 block of Violet Street. Witnesses told deputies that Washington walked up to a house and fired several shots at the victims while they were standing near their front door. The shots struck the door frame above their heads.

Detectives later traced Washington to a regional behavioral health unit and took him into custody, Waguespack said.

Bond for Washington, who remains in custody, has been set at $100,839, according to the Sheriff’s Office.