UPDATE: Second suspect arrested in West Monroe double shooting, more details released


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UPDATE: WEST MONROE, La. — More details surrounding a double shooting on Montgomery Avenue earlier this month have been released following the arrest of a second suspect.

According to arrest reports, the West Monroe Police Department responded to the 100 block of Montgomery Avenue on October 10, 2020, in reference to a shooting.

When police arrived, they found a male and a female that had been shot. The male had multiple wounds to the torso from a shotgun and a small caliber firearm. The female was also shot multiple times in the leg and torso with a small caliber firearm. Fortunately, both victims survived.

Both victims told police that there were two shooters. During the investigation that followed, Xavier Ferrand was identified as one of the suspected shooters and was taken into custody on October 29, 2020.

After Ferrand was booked into the Ouachita Correctional Center, 19-year-old Javeon Banks voluntarily turned himself in to West Monroe Police. According to the arrest reports, Banks identified himself as the second suspect and allegedly admitted to being present during the shooting.

Banks stated to police that he was armed with a shotgun to help rob the two victims. He stated that during the robbery, he and the second suspect fired shots into the victims’ home. He also admitted to shooting the male in the stomach. Banks was later booked into the Ouachita Correctional Center. He is charged with two counts of Attempted Second Degree Murder.

UPDATE: WEST MONROE, La. — Following Ferrand’s booking, a second suspect, Javeon Banks, turned himself in to WMPD and stated he was present at the time of the incident.

UPDATE: WEST MONROE, La. — A suspect in the double shooting that took place earlier this month in West Monroe has been arrested.

19-year-old Xavier Ferrand, of West Monroe, has been arrested and booked into the Ouachita Correctional Center on two counts of Attempted Second Degree Murder.

His bond has been set at $1,000,000.

ORIGINAL: WEST MONROE, La. — WMPD is investigating a double shooting that took place on Saturday night.

One of the suspects in the shooting was positively identified as Xavier Qu’sean Ferrand of West Monroe.

Detectives have obtained an arrest warrant for Ferrand for 2 counts of Attempted Second Degree Murder.

Anyone with information on Ferrand’s whereabouts or this incident is encouraged to contact Detective Justin Cummings with the West Monroe Police Department at 318-396-2722 or Crime Stoppers at 318-388-2274.

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