Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre reported the arrest of a Thibodaux man wanted in connection to a drive-by shooting in Kenner. Jamar A. Joseph (B/M, D.O.B. 07/27/82) of 101 Lake Maclaine Avenue was taken into custody during the early morning hours of Thursday, April 12 at his residence following the incident which occurred Wednesday evening. LPSO Patrol Deputies coordinated with officers from the Kenner Police Department and the Thibodaux Police Department in making the arrest.
Early Thursday morning, Kenner Police contacted local authorities after learning Joseph was located at his Thibodaux residence. Patrol deputies from the Lafourche Parish Sheriffs Office coordinated with officers from both the Thibodaux Police Department in proceeding to the residence along with Kenner Police in an attempt to apprehend Joseph. Upon arrival, deputies and officers from all three agencies surrounded the perimeter of the residence and made contact with the homeowners. Once they informed the homeowners of the purpose of their presence, Joseph appeared and was taken into custody. He was booked into the Lafourche Parish Detention Center in Thibodaux as a fugitive of Jefferson Parish and is currently being held without bond awaiting extradition to Jefferson Parish.
The warrants for Josephs arrest were issued following an incident Wednesday evening in Kenner. Joseph and another man had a brief argument at a residence, before the man entered his vehicle and drove away. The man initially traveled to a gas station before heading southbound on Loyola Drive. As he left the station, he immediately noticed a vehicle traveling closely behind him that he would later identify as being driven by Joseph. Joseph accelerated and approached the mans car as if he intended to hit the vehicle from the rear. The man then accelerated and turned left onto a ramp to head eastbound on I-10. Joseph followed the man onto the interstate, and as the ramp lane merged with the eastbound lanes of I-10, Joseph quickly changed lanes and pulled up alongside the mans vehicle. Joseph then raised a firearm and pointed it directly at the man. He fired one round through the mans drivers side window as both vehicles were traveling at a high rate of speed. The round shattered the drivers side window before traveling through the passenger section of the vehicle and entered the upper portion of the interior wall of the front passengers side door shattering the window on that side as well. The victim accelerated in an attempt to evade Joseph, but Joseph pursued him eastbound on I-10 until the man turned onto the Williams Boulevard exit and then turned onto the westbound lanes of Veterans Boulevard. Joseph continued to pursue the man until coming within 2 to 3 blocks of the Kenner Police Complex on the 500 block of Veterans Boulevard. The man, however, continued to the complex and notified Kenner Police of the incident.