MCPD Patrol Division Make Arrest in Shooting

Jalen Walker 2 07092017
Jalen A. Walker, 25 years of age, address: Fifth St. Morgan City, La., arrested on 07/09/2017 @ 10:14 a.m. 
Charges: Aggravated Criminal Damage to Property
                 Aggravated Assault with a Firearm
                 Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon
                 Illegal Use of Dangerous Instrumentalities
                 Obstruction of Justice
                 Possession of a Stolen Firearm
                 Disturbing the Peace by Fighting

 On Saturday, July 8, 2017, @ approximately 11:00 p.m. patrol officers with the Morgan City Police Department responded to the area of Fifth St. in regards to a shots fired complaint. Officers arrived and learned that a physical altercation had taken place and one of the subjects involved discharged a firearm. During the course of the investigation, Jalen A. Walker was identified as a suspect. It was learned that the victims arrived at the residence of Walker. Reports indicate that physical altercation ensued between Walker and the alleged victims. After the altercation, the victims were departing the area when Walker allegedly entered the residence and returned outside with a firearm and shot at the vehicle as it was leaving the area. No one was injured as a result of the discharge of the firearm. The suspected firearm was located during the search and was found to be hidden in a manner to avoid detection and evidence that it was discharged was located. The firearm was found to be reported stolen and a criminal history check indicated that Walker was prohibited from possessing a firearm due to him being a convicted felon. Warrants were prepared for Walker's arrest as a result of the investigation. Walker was located in the area of Fifth St. at 10:14 a.m. and arrested on the active arrest warrants held by the Morgan City Police. Walker was transported to the Morgan City Police Department where he was booked and incarcerated. The investigation is still ongoing.