Man shot during confrontation

A Ruston man was shot in the arm when he was confronted by another man at the victim’s residence Wednesday.

Deputies of the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Department responded to the Peachland Mobile Home Park off U.S. 80 west of Ruston to investigate the shooting. Ladarious Buggs told deputies he was confronted by Johnny Brewster in front of his home. Buggs said Brewster produced a firearm and shot twice, one round striking him in the arm.

As deputies responded to the scene, Brewster, 40, of Mesquite, Texas, and a female walked into the sheriff’s office. Under questioning by investigators, Brewster said he went to the residence to speak to Buggs about a personal matter involving the female. Brewster stated when he arrived, Buggs came toward him with his hand in his pocket. He told Buggs to stop but Buggs continued to advance toward him. Brewster said he fired twice toward the ground to make Buggs stop. He added he had no intention of killing Buggs.

Brewster was arrested for aggravated battery and transported to the Lincoln Parish Detention and booked. 

Bail had not been set as of Thursday afternoon.


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