Disclaimer: All persons are presumed innocent until proven guilty.
MONROE, La. (KTVE/KARD) — On Friday, August 12, 2022, at approximately 7:59 AM, the Monroe Police Department was dispatched to a residence on the 4000 block of Booker Street in reference to a domestic disturbance. Once officers arrived at the scene, they made contact with the victims who mentioned that 26-year-old Blair Elamdeus Barre allegedly assaulted multiple people inside the residence including his live-in girlfriend.
According to authorities, the assault allegedly took place during a heated argument where Barre struck his girlfriend multiple times in the head. Victims also mentioned that Barre then allegedly grabbed a handgun and pointed it at his girlfriend and other victims in the home.
Barre was arrested and transported to the Ouachita Correctional Center. He was charged with the following offenses:
- Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon
- Illegal Possession of a Stolen Firearm
- Three counts of Aggravated Assault with a Firearm
- Domestic Abuse Battery
- Two counts of Simple Battery