Authorities have arrested an Old Metairie man accused of shooting his 21-year-old grandson during an argument Saturday night.
The case was one of three weekend shootings investigated by Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office.
William Rodgers, 60, was booked with aggravated battery in connection with a shooting that occurred about 8:30 p.m. at his residence in the 500 block of Phosphor Avenue in Metairie, said Capt. Jason Rivarde, a Sheriff’s Office spokesman.
An August homicide in a Harvey neighborhood began as an argument involving the accused shooter’s girlfriend and a crowd of people who refused …
The Sheriff’s Office did not disclose what the two men were arguing about. But Rodgers is accused of shooting his grandson in the leg.
The man was taken to the hospital where he was in stable condition, according to authorities. Rodgers was arrested at his home.
Rodgers was also booked with being a fugitive from Plaquemines Parish. No information was immediately available about that charge. He was being held without bond Monday at the Jefferson Parish Correctional Center in Gretna.
On Friday evening, a motorist reported being shot in the buttocks while pulling out of Oakwood Center in Terrytown, according to Rivarde.
The victim, 30, was leaving the mall parking lot in the 100 block of Terry Parkway about 5:50 p.m. Friday when he said someone pulled alongside him in another vehicle and opened fire, authorities report.
The man was taken to the hospital in stable condition. No suspect information was available.
Sheriff’s Office deputies also investigated a shooting in the 2700 block of Destrehan Avenue in Harvey Sunday morning.
The victim, whose age was not available, told investigators he was standing outside of a residence about 11:30 a.m. when he heard a pop and realized he had been shot in the leg, Rivarde said. He was driven to a hospital, where staffers notified the Sheriff’s Office. No suspect information was available.
Anyone with information about the unsolved shootings is asked to call the Sheriff’s Office investigations bureau at 504-364-5300. The public can also call Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111 or toll-free at 1-877-903-7867.