Authorities in Louisiana Asking For Help Locating Suspect Wanted in Connection With May 8 Shooting

By Calcasieu Staff
Published May 10, 2023

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Authorities in Louisiana Asking For Help Locating Suspect Wanted in Connection With May 8 Shooting

St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana – Authorities in Louisiana are asking for help in locating a suspect wanted in connection with a shooting on May 8.

The St. Bernard Parish Sheriff’s Office reported on May 9, 2023, that they had issued an arrest warrant for a man wanted in connection with a shooting in Chalmette, Louisiana on Monday, May 8.

Devin Kelley, 20, of Chalmette, Louisiana, is sought for alleged negligent injuring, possession of a firearm or concealed weapon by a person convicted of certain felonies, illegal use of weapons or dangerous instrumentalities, and aggravated second-degree battery.

The incident stems from a call for service deputies responded to in the 3600 block of Delille Street in Chalmette, Louisiana shortly after 8 p.m. on Monday, according to Sheriff Pohlmann.

When deputies got on the scene, they discovered an adult male victim with a gunshot wound to the left armpit. The male victim was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment of his injuries.

Throughout the course of the inquiry, investigators from the Criminal Investigations Bureau reportedly learned that Kelley and several other subjects had an altercation during which a handgun in Kelley’s possession allegedly discharged and struck the victim.

Kelley was last seen fleeing the area in a silver Nissan Titan, according to witnesses.

Authorities are asking that anyone with information about Kelley’s whereabouts or any other aspect of this incident is asked to contact the St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office at (504) 271-2501, the Criminal Investigations Bureau’s tip hotline at (504) 271-TIPS (8477), or Crimestoppers of Greater New Orleans at (504) 822-1111.

Authorities indicated that callers to the CIB tip hotline or Crimestoppers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward.

An arrest is an indication that probable cause exists to believe the subject was involved in the offense alleged. All persons are presumed innocent until proven guilty.