Juvenile arrested in Peachland shooting

A Ruston juvenile has been taken into custody and charged with one count of second degree murder and one count of attempted second degree murder.  

On Thursday, the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office arrested the juvenile for his involvement in the Oct. 16 shooting at Peachland Mobile Home Park that left one man dead and another seriously wounded. The youth is currently being held without bond.  

The mobile home park is located on U.S. 80 between Ruston and Grambling.

Killed in the incident was Zelanz Richard French, 23, of Shreveport. Also injured in the shooting was D’Nique Walker, 22, Shreveport.

The Sheriff’s Department stated last week the shooting apparently arose from an argument over a $5 fee when French attempted to park at the mobile home park to attend a GSU Homecoming afterparty nearby.

A press release by the Sheriff’s Department acknowledged the joint effort of various units of the agency in the case. “We would like recognize and thank the members of our Uniform Patrol Division, Lincoln Parish Narcotics Enforcement Team, Special Response Team, and the Criminal Investigative Division for their hard work over the course of the last week.”

The investigation continues and the Sheriff’s Department is still asking for information pertaining to this crime. Information can be submitted by calling the Sheriff’s Office at 318-251-5111 or CrimeStoppers of Lincoln Parish at 318-255-1111. CrimeStoppers information can also be given by texting a tip to “TIP515 plus your message” to CRIMES (274637), or online at http://www.rustonlincolncrimestoppers.com. Callers remain anonymous and are eligible to receive a cash reward if the information given leads to an arrest or grand jury indictment.

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