Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Update: 19-year-old Covington man arrested for attempted murder

Update: 19-year-old Covington man arrested for attempted murder
Posted: Feb 7, 2019
Categories: Front Page, Crime
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From Covington Police


*** UPDATE ***

Today, February 7, 2019, wanted subject, Cedric Laurant Jr., turned himself into the Covington Police Department without incident. Laurant was arrested and charged with four (4) counts of L.R.S. 14:27/30.1 Attempted Second Degree Murder, then transported to the St Tammany Parish Jail.

** CEDRIC LAURANT JR., IN CUSTODY **
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The Covington Police Department is currently investigating a shooting which took place in the 200 Block of W. 29th Avenue in Covington, LA, at approximately 1:30 pm this afternoon. One person was injured in the shooting, and sustained non-life threatening injuries.

During the course of the investigation, officers identified the shooter as Cedric Dejuan Laurant Jr., (Black, Male, 19, 5’-2”, and weighing 115 lbs.) Arrest warrants on four (4) counts of L.R.S. 14:27/30.1 Attempted Second Degree Murder were obtained for his arrest.

We are asking the public if they have any information on the whereabouts of Cedric Laurant Jr., to please contact the Covington Police Department at 985-892-8500. You can also contact Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111, where you can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward.

Cedric Laurant is considered armed and dangerous, and anyone who may come into contact, please use caution and contact the police Immediately.

Media contact: Detective Edwin Masters - 985.502.9994 - emasters@covla.com

The Covington Police Department is currently investigating a shooting which took place in the 200 Block of W. 29th Avenue in Covington, LA, at approximately 1:30 pm this afternoon. One person was injured in the shooting, and sustained non-life threatening injuries.

During the course of the investigation, officers identified the shooter as Cedric Dejuan Laurant Jr., (Black, Male, 20-years-old, 5’-2”, and weighing 115 lbs.) Arrest warrants on four (4) counts of L.R.S. 14:27/30.1 Attempted Second Degree Murder were obtained for his arrest.

We are asking the public if they have any information on the whereabouts of Cedric Laurant Jr., to please contact the Covington Police Department at 985-892-8500. You can also contact Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111, where you can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward.

Cedric Laurant is considered armed and dangerous, and anyone who may come into contact, please use caution and contact the police Immediately.
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