Gonzales Police, LSP arrest suspect in shooting Monday

Staff Report
Jerome Bergeron

UPDATE: About 6 a.m. this morning, Gonzales Police Department and the State Police Taskforce apprehended Jerome Bergeron of Gonzales at an apartment complex in Baton Rouge. Bergeron was wanted in reference to an attempted homicide on Abe Street Monday evening. Bergeron was charged with 2 counts of attempted second degree murder.

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Gonzales Police officers are investigating an Aug. 8 shooting in the 800 block of South Abe Street that sent one to a local hospital with serious injuries, and involved another who was treated and later released from a hospital.

According to a Gonzales Police release, the shooting happened about 7:25 p.m.

Officers reported that witnesses said four individuals were walking down Abe Street when a dark-colored four-door sedan sped toward them. The driver then reportedly exited the car and began shooting at the individuals.

Police said the case remains under investigation.

If anyone has information related to the case, contact Gonzales Police Department at 255-647-9583 or report anonymously at www.gonzalespd.org.