COVINGTON, La. (WGNO) — An arrest was made in the Covington area shooting that sent a man to the hospital, according to the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Late Wednesday afternoon, deputies report a man called in stating he was shot while driving near the intersection of  Highway 36 and Nursery Street. The man was taken to the hospital for treatment for a non-life-threatening wound.

Another person was in the vehicle but they were not harmed.

Investigations determined that 20-year-old Jacolby Howard was the person responsible. Deputies say he was a passenger in another vehicle when he got out and fired shots at the victim’s vehicle.

Howard is now booked into the St. Tammany Parish Correctional Center on:

  • Two counts of Attempted Murder and
  • One count each of Aggravated Criminal Damage
  • Illegal Discharge of a Weapon

“I applaud our detectives who work swiftly and thoroughly to make a quick arrest in this case,” Sheriff Randy Smith said. “We will not tolerate this kind of senseless violence in St. Tammany Parish.”

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