A 17-year-old Violet man was booked with attempted first-degree murder stemming from a June 26 incident in which he shot at but didn’t hit another man in what sheriff’s officials believe was over marijuana, Sheriff James Pohlmann said.
Eugene McLeod was found by St. Bernard sheriff’s deputies on Sunday, July 8, after a judge issued a warrant for McLeod’s arrest on the attempted murder charge, Pohlmann said. He is jailed in lieu of $120,000 bond.
Sheriff’s detectives believe McLeod and another man who hasn’t been identified went to the victim’s apartment in Chalmette because they believed he had marijuana they wanted to steal, Pohlmann said.
The victim, who hasn’t been arrested, was shot at twice inside the apartment on Ventura Drive after he answered knocking at his door and was confronted by a gunman, Pohlmann said. He wasn’t hit and was able to get away from the first assailant and another man he saw on the front porch, suffering only leg injuries when he stumbled in his haste to flee, the sheriff said.
Pohlmann said anyone with information on the possible identity of the second man should call the St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office at (504) 271-2501 or Crimestoppers at 822-1111 and they could be eligible for a reward if an arrest is made.