Donaldsonville High School Shooting: A man is Arrested in a Deadly Double Shooting Near a Donaldsonville High Football Game
Donaldsonville High School Shooting: A 21-year-old Louisiana man was arrested early Saturday in a fatal double shooting that happened near a Donaldsonville High School football game, authorities said.
The shooting happened about 8:30 p.m. Friday about a block from Floyd Boutte Memorial Stadium in Donaldsonville, where the city’s high school team was playing Patterson High School for homecoming, The Advocate reported.
Malik Fowler, of Gonzales, faces charges of second-degree murder, attempted second-degree murder, illegal use of weapons, simple criminal damage to property and disturbing the peace, the Ascension Parish sheriff’s office said. Fowler was being held in the Ascension Parish Prison, awaiting arraignment. It was unclear if he had an attorney who could speak on his behalf.
Fowler is accused of fatally shooting Tyree Parker, 21, of Donaldsonville, and critically injuring another man who had multiple gunshot wounds.
Sheriff’s spokesman Donovan Jackson said detectives learned that Fowler had been acquainted with the victims and had been in an argument with them before allegedly firing the fatal shots. Detectives don’t believe the shooting was tied directly to the football game or the schools, Jackson said.
The Donaldsonville-Patterson game did not finish.
The shooting is the second this fall that gun violence has marred a Friday night football game in the Baton Rouge area. On Sept. 1, a 15-year-old boy and a 28-year-old woman were shot at halftime during a fight at the annual West Baton Rouge Parish game between Brusly and Port Allen high schools.
The teenager died from his injuries. The woman was shot in the arm but survived.