By: Houma Police Department

On 8-17-19 during the afternoon hours, Houma Police responded to the 200 block of Glenwood in reference to a subject being shot at possibly with a BB gun or airsoft gun. Shortly after handling this complaint, Houma Police responded to the area of Carolyn Avenue and Grand Calliou Rd in reference to a subject being struck in the forearm by what appeared to be a BB gun or airsoft pistol. Houma Police then responded to the area of Southdown Mandalay and Chantilly in reference to yet another report of a subject being shot at by and individual with a BB gun or airsoft weapon.

As Houma Police investigated the incidents, it was reported by all victims that the suspect was in a dark colored Cadillac sedan. Shortly after handling the Southdown Mandalay and Chantilly incident, Houma Police located a vehicle matching the description heading eastbound through the tunnel. A traffic stop was conducted, which led to the arrest of a 17-yr. old juvenile who was in possession of 2 airsoft pistols.

As a result of the investigation, the juvenile was booked on charges relative to Aggravated Assault. The Houma Police are currently looking into similar incidents that occurred approximately two weeks ago where a subject was struck by a pellet from a BB gun while in the downtown Court square, as well as two individuals struck by pellets on Grand Calliou Rd.

Additional information will be released as the investigation develops.   

Anyone with information is encouraged to submit a tip anonymously through Crime Stoppers Bayou Region by phone at 1-800-743-7433 or online at Tipsters could be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000 in cash if the information leads to an arrest.