West Monroe grandfather arrested for Attempted Second Degree Murder, grandson charged for trying to hide the weapon

Crime

WEST MONROE, La. – (7/24/19) Around 9 P.M. the West Monroe Police Department responded to a shooting in the 300 block of Ludwig Avenue.

Deputies say the victim told them he was shot at by a man named “Paul” after an argument with the arrestee.

A witness claims she saw “Paul” pull a gun on the victim following the alleged argument and then told authorities where the arrestee lived.

De’Quawn Menefee
Courtesy: OCC

Deputies say they talked to De’Quawn Menefee in front of the residence and found a gun in his possession authorities say was allegedly returned as stolen in an NCIC check.

According to the arrest report, Menefee claims the gun was given to him by his grandfather Paul Riley moments before deputies arrived and told him to go hide the gun. Menefee was then arrested.

Deputies say they contacted Paul Riley and then arrested him as well.

Paul Riley
Courtesy: OCC

During a post-Miranda interview, authorities say Paul Riley admitted to getting into an argument with the victim, shooting the victim, and giving the gun to Menefee to hide.

Riley is charged with Attempted Second Degree Murder, Obstruction of Justice, and Illegal Possession of Stolen Firearms. Menefee is charged with Illegal Carrying of Weapon and Illegal Possession of Stolen Firearms.

De’Quawn Menefee’s bond has been set at $40,000.

Paul Riley’s bond has not been set yet.

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