St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff's Office
Contact: Dane Clement, St. John Sheriff's Office
February 25, 2014 - 4:40 p.m.
On Tuesday, February 25, 2014, at 2:36 pm, St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the 100 block of Sleepy Redwood Street in LaPlace for the report of an armed robbery of the LaPlace Feed and Supply. When deputies arrived on the scene, they found two victims that sustained gunshot wounds. One victim succumbed to injuries on the scene; the second victim was transported to an area hospital for treatment. No one else was injured.
Deputies have set a perimeter around the store, and schools in the area were asked to be locked down as precaution for the safety of the students and staff. The locked down status of the schools has been lifted. The investigation is ongoing.