Monroe man arrested for attempted murder

MONROE, La. - A Monroe man is facing attempted second degree murder charges after a shooting that occurred on Wednesday.

Monroe Police responded to a shooting that occurred on the 3300 block of Church Street in the city limits of Monroe around 1:38 a.m. on March 1, 2017.

Upon their arrival, officers found a black male victim, age 23, who had been shot twice in the back and once in the upper right arm. The victim was airlifted to Shreveport for further medical treatment.

Officials received information that the shooter in this case was Christopher Swan, 24, of 3510 Church St. in Monroe, and prepared a photo line-up for the victim.

The victim said Christopher Swan walked past him and a few seconds later heard 4-5 gunshots from behind him and was struck by 3 bullets.

The victim said that he looked back and saw Swan running.

Swan was identified in the photo lineup by the victim as the person who shot him.

According to the arrest report, the victim had a previous encounter with Swan about two years ago and recognized him from the neighborhood.

Swan is a convicted felon who shouldn’t have been in possession of a firearm.

A search warrant of Swan’s residence yielded two firearms including a Taurus .40 caliber handgun where his ID was also found.

Swan denied all accusations against him.

A gun shot residue test was performed on Swan’s right hand which showed positive.

Swan has been booked into the Ouachita Correctional Center for 1 count possession of firearm by a convicted felon and one count of attempted second degree murder.

 

His bond has been set at $1,020,000.00


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