UPDATE: Arrest made in Thursday's shooting near Taco Bueno in Alexandria

Source: APD


We learned new details about the shooting near Taco Bueno on MacArthur Drive, near Elliott Street, in Alexandria.

Alexandria Police released today that the initial reports of two gunshots were incorrect. Detectives said that the two subjects, a male and female, were struggling over the female's phone.

The male, identified as Gerald Carr, 28, drew a gun and fired a shot, which apparently went through his hand and into the female subject.

Carr was arrested after receiving medical treatment. He's charged with armed robbery, attempted first degree murder, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

He was booked into the Rapides Parish Detention Center.


On July 13, at around 2:30 pm, APD responded to a report of a shooting near Taco Bueno on MacArthur Drive, near Elliott Street.

Officers arrived and learned that two subjects had been shot while inside a vehicle parked in the parking lot. The incident apparently stemmed from an argument over personal property belonging to one of the subjects that the other subject would not return.

According to information received by officers and detectives, one subject was shot, then a struggle ensued over the gun, then the other subject was shot.

A witness at the shooting, Lucy Barker, explained what she saw at the time:

"This guy comes in, and he has blood," Barker said. "I don't know exactly what happened, but he was claiming he got shot. And he was up in the front, and he went to grab tissue and stuff to try and stop the bleeding. So, one of the workers ended up calling the police, and he ended up going back out. And there was a truck over in the parking lot, a white truck, and he was talking with this white lady. She wasn't the one that got shot, but the lady in the truck with her had gotten shot, I think in the abdomen. There was an altercation, some kind of argument, and then the cops showed up soon afterwards."

The vehicle was removed from the scene, and was found at another location and processed as a crime scene. Both subjects sustained apparently non-life-threatening injuries, and are receiving medical attention. Detectives are still investigating the matter, and charges have not been filed at this time.

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