Authorities have charged a 15-year-old boy as an adult for his alleged involvement in a shootout at a Gretna convenience store that resulted in injuries to three individuals, according to the Jefferson Parish District Attorney’s Office.
According to court records from Jefferson Parish, Javon Green from Terrytown has been charged with attempted second-degree murder on Tuesday. According to Gretna Police Deputy Chief Jason DiMarco, more than 50 rounds were fired during the shootout, which resulted in three individuals being wounded, including Green. Out of the six people arrested in connection with the shootings, two of them were injured. Among the arrested individuals was a 16-year-old boy.
According to DiMarco, the Hancock Express Food Mart was the site of a shootout on the night of July 6. Green had stopped by to purchase ice cream when he encountered a group of teenagers he had been having conflicts with.
According to authorities, the group consisted of three teenage boys, aged 16 and 17, along with Devin Watson, 19. Surveillance footage captured one of the 16-year-old boys inside the store, brandishing a gun and dancing around in a provocative manner towards Green, as per court records.
According to authorities, Green was in the middle of a video call when he sent out a distress signal for additional help. In response, Edmonty Ramee, a 20-year-old friend of Green’s who happened to be nearby, quickly retrieved a rifle and made his way to the store. DiMarco recounted the events leading up to Ramee’s arrival.
According to DiMarco, Green’s backup call was overheard by the 16-year-old and a few of his buddies, prompting them to exit the establishment and head towards their car. Meanwhile, Watson chose to stay inside the store.
According to court records, as soon as Ramee was spotted by the teenagers with the rifle, they immediately opened fire, causing panic among the patrons who began to flee. The gunfire resulted in the death of a cat and caused damage to several vehicles in the 1400 block of Hancock Street.
As Watson stepped out of the store’s entrance to investigate, Green allegedly fired multiple shots into his back.
According to DiMarco, after witnessing Watson’s injury, the 16-year-old boy opened fire on Green. As a result, Green sustained gunshot wounds to his abdomen. However, at some point during the altercation, Green managed to shoot the 16-year-old in the foot, as per the authorities.
According to DiMarco, Watson and Ramee had weapons on them, but they didn’t use them.
Authorities reported that Green, Watson, and a 16-year-old boy were transported to the hospital in a stable state. According to DiMarco, Green was charged as a juvenile with attempted second-degree murder, illegal possession of a handgun, and illegally carrying a weapon.
According to court records, he was transferred to the Jefferson Parish Correctional Center in Gretna for booking on Tuesday, after the DA’s office charged him as an adult. Subsequently, he was moved to the L. Roberts Rivarde Memorial Home, which is a juvenile detention center located in Harvey, where he will be staying, as per the court records.
Unfortunately, there is currently no information available regarding bail.
According to DiMarco, the authorities arrested and charged a 16-year-old boy as a juvenile for attempted second-degree murder, illegally carrying a weapon, illegal possession of a handgun by a juvenile, and possession of marijuana.
According to DiMarco, one of the 17-year-old boys was charged with illegal possession of a handgun by a juvenile, illegal use of a weapon, and obstruction of justice. The other boy was charged with illegally carrying a weapon and illegal possession of a handgun by a juvenile.
Due to their ages, there is a lack of information available regarding the court cases of the teenagers.
According to DiMarco, Watson was charged with several offenses including carrying a weapon illegally, contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile, possessing marijuana, and possessing a gun related to drug activity.
According to court records, Ramee was charged with illegally carrying a weapon. However, neither he nor Watson have faced formal charges at this time.
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