Officers then heard the chambering of a round (which was ultimately identified as pump action 12-gauge shotgun).

A media release from the Gonzales Police department revealed that on March 10, shortly after 11 p.m. Gonzales Officers were dispatched to a disturbance in Vesta Trailer park relating to a subject with a gun, threatening tenants.

Further, the releases states that after speaking with the caller of the complaint, the officers went to the address of Lot #276,2228 S. Burnside Avenue, (Vesta Trailer park) to attempt contact with 26-year-old Aaron Moser who was identified by the tenants as the person that was armed.

While approaching the trailer, officers saw a subject in the woods behind this address. Officers summoned for the subject to exit from the woods located behind the trailer. Officers then heard the chambering of a round (which was ultimately identified as pump action 12-gauge shotgun).

The subject fired three rounds at the officers. One of the Gonzales officers was able to fire one shot at the suspect which resulted in no injuries to the suspect. Neither of the responding officers were injured in the encounter as well.

Then, the suspect, Moser, fled on foot from the scene leaving behind the shotgun which was used in the earlier evening assault with the tenants and later used to fire at officers responding to the call. With the assistance of Ascension Parish Sheriffs Office and the Baton Rouge PD aerial unit an intensive search for Moser commenced and lasted for hours into the early morning of March 11. Gonzales Officers, while processing the crime scene were advised that a subject fitting the description of Moser was hiding under and around trailers in the front of the trailer park.

Ultimately, officers were able to locate Moser. He was taken into custody without further incident. The press release states that as a result of Aaron Moser’s actions earlier in the night, Aaron Moser has been charged and booked with one count of Attempted First Degree Homicide of a Police Officer, one count of Aggravated Assault with a firearm, and one count of Aggravated criminal damage to property.

Moser is currently incarcerated in the Ascension Parish Jail awaiting bond consideration.