On Wednesday, April 6, the St. John Sheriff’s Office will hold a press conference related to the shooting that occurred in the early-morning hours of April 3.
Around 5 a.m., deputies with the SJBPSO responded to the U.S. Highway 51 entrance ramp to Interstate 10 West. 911 calls indicated a vehicle had run off the highway and was partially submerged in the marsh on the side of the road.
Police say the vehicle was occupied by the driver, 19-year-old Kendell Prembrook of Laplace, and passenger, 20-year-old Jacoby Williams of Gramercy.
During the encounter with the two occupants, a deputy reportedly fired one shot, striking Williams. Deputies immediately transported Williams to a local hospital for treatment, where he was last reported to be in critical condition.
One AK-47 style firearm and one 9mm handgun were recovered from the scene.
Detectives with Louisiana State Police continue to investigate the shooting. Other details were not immediately available.