Deputies seek fugitive in Donaldsonville shooting

Ascension Parish sheriff’s deputies said they are looking for a man accused of shooting another man Friday afternoon on Fifth Street.

Deputies found Jerry Wesley, 30, of 718 St. Vincent St., in Donaldsonville lying on the ground at Fifth and McKinley streets with a gunshot wound in his right thigh, the Sheriff’s Office said in a news release.

Wesley told deputies that three men wearing black clothing tried to rob him at a mobile home on Fifth Street, the release says.

Wesley was taken to a hospital for treatment of non life-threatening injuries, the release says.

Detectives learned that Wesley was smoking marijuana and watching television with friends at 702 Fifth St. when three men entered the partially open front door, the release says.

The homeowners, Renato “Dewayne” Givens and Tremaine James, told deputies that two of the three men were carrying firearms, the release says.

The intruders shot at Wesley as he tried to escape from the home, the release says.

Detectives later learned that Givens was trying to buy marijuana from a Plaquemine resident named Raynard Maurice Parker Jr., who goes by the name of “Junior,” the release says.

Givens and Parker got into a fight, which led Parker to pull out a gun and begin shooting, the release says. Another intruder pulled out a rifle and began shooting, the release says.

Parker, 20, of 23705 Mulberry St., Plaquemine, is wanted on two counts of attempted first-degree murder and illegal use of weapons, the release says. He is considered armed and dangerous.

Parker was arrested in January and accused of attempted second-degree murder, the release says. He was arrested in November and accused in a home invasion, the release says.

The other two fugitives involved are unidentified at this time, the release says.

Givens and James described the wanted men as being dark-skinned, in their early 20s and wearing all black clothing.

One of the fugitives appeared to be about 5 feet, 5 inches tall and another was 5 feet, 8 inches tall, the release says.

Givens was booked into the Ascension Parish Jail with intent to distribute Schedule I drugs. James was booked into the Ascension Parish Jail as a fugitive from another law enforcement agency.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office at (225) 621-INFO or Crime Stoppers at (225) 344-STOP.