MPD: Second arrest made in Parkview Apartments shootout

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UPDATE: (6/4/20) – Authorities have made a second arrest following the shooting at Parkview Apartments.

Officials say they have arrested Patrick Smith following a verbal altercation that escalated to multiple shots fired with other arrestee TJ Lynch.

Smith has been booked into OCC on 6 counts of Attempted 2nd Degree Murder and Illegal Carrying of a Weapon.

His bond has not been set yet.

Patrick Smith
Courtesy: OPSO

MONROE, La. – Authorities say they have arrested a Monroe man, TJ Lynch, who is being charged with 6 counts of attempted 2nd degree murder.

TJ Lynch
Courtesy: OPSO

Officials say they were dispatched to the 1100 block of Richwood Road at the Parkview Apartments in reference to a “shots fired” phone call.

During the incident, eyewitnesses stated two individuals including arrestee T.J. Lynch got into a verbal altercation that led to the two suspects drawing handguns on each other and exchanging gunfire.

Authorities received photos where the two suspects were shown and eyewitnesses positive ID’d both suspects as the shooters.

Authorities say eyewitness #1 told officers two of her vehicles were damaged with estimated damage of $600. Eyewitness #2 stated their vehicle was also shot and her frond window and dash were struck by stray bullets with damage estimated at $400. Eyewitness #3 claimed two bullets struck the hood of their vehicle estimating damage at $800.

Officers say several shell casings were recovered from the scene and damages were reported over $1800.

Officials say several people were outside of the apartment complex at the time of the incident.

According to the affidavit, bullets nearly struck 6 people who were sitting in their vehicles including a one-year-old child.

TJ Lynch was arrested and transferred to OCC with a $10,000 bond.

He has been charged with 6 counts of Attempted Second Degree Murder, 1 count of Criminal Damage to Property, and 1 count of Illegal Use of Weapons or Dangerous Instruments.

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