Bogalusa Police Departments Officers responded Tuesday (September 26, 2017) to the report of a man shooting at a female victim on Mercedes Street. The victim stated that Richard Martin (22), the victim's estranged husband, fired several shots at her vehicle.
Officers determined that one shot struck the vehicle and the bullet was located in the the back of the drivers seat headrest. It was later discovered that Martin also shot 4 rounds into a residence on Florence Avenue.
Martin was reported to be walking in Oakhill Projects. When officers arrived, Martin ran and hid in a nearby wooded area. When Officers located Martin in the wooded area, he ran and went into an apartment in Oakhill projects but was found hiding in a closet.
Martin was charged with Attempted Second Degree Murder, Illegal use of a Dangerous Weapon, Possession or Carrying a Weapon by a Convicted Felon, Aggravated Criminal Damage to Property and Resisting an Officer.
Major Percy Knight would like to acknowledge the good work for the apprehension and arrest of the suspect to Patrol Shift "C" under the command of Capt. Wendell O'Berry.