Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre announced a Raceland man is being sought in connection to a shooting which occurred on Friday afternoon. A warrant has been issued for the arrest of Johnny Poindexter (age 34) for charges which include attempted murder.
Just after 4 p.m. on Friday, February 9, 2018, deputies responded to Brocato Lane in Raceland in reference to a man who was shot in the leg. Through investigation, investigators learned the victim was involved in a verbal altercation with a man, later identified as Johnny Poindexter, who accused the victim of nearly striking him while backing up his truck. During the argument, Poindexter pointed a handgun at the victim. The victim attempted to reach for the gun, but Poindexter backed away from the man and allegedly fired one round which struck the victim in the knee. The victim was transported to University Hospital in New Orleans for treatment, and was subsequently released on Saturday, February 10.
During the investigation, Poindexter was developed as the suspect. Deputies were unable to locate Poindexter at that time, and detectives obtained a warrant for his arrest.
Johnny Poindexter is wanted for Attempted Second Degree Murder and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to submit a tip anonymously through Crime Stoppers Bayou Region by phone at 1-800-743-7433 or online at www.crimestoppersbr.org. Tips can also be submitted using the P3 Tips app on your mobile device. Tipsters could be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000 in cash if the information leads to an arrest.