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Arrest made after shooting at Alexandria Mall parking lot

The scene of a shooting that occurred at the Alexandria Mall parking lot on December 24, 2021.
The scene of a shooting that occurred at the Alexandria Mall parking lot on December 24, 2021.(Credit: KALB)
Published: Dec. 24, 2021 at 1:58 PM CST|Updated: Dec. 27, 2021 at 11:32 AM CST
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ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB) - A 23-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly firing a rifle in the parking lot of the Alexandria Mall on December 24, according to the Alexandria Police Department.

APD said that Kyrin Cooper-White was arrested and charged with two counts of attempted second-degree murder.

Kyrin Cooper-White
Kyrin Cooper-White(RPSO)

Alexandria police said the incident began as a fight between two individuals in the parking lot. During the fight, a gun fell to the ground, causing one of the individuals to flee as well as an individual attempting to break up the fight. APD claims that Cooper-White pulled a rifle from his vehicle and fired numerous shots at the two who were fleeing. Several vehicles were struck, but there were no injuries.

Alexandria Police Chief Ronney Howard had this to say following the arrest:

“Our officers did an outstanding job securing the scene and apprehending those involved quickly. I thank God nobody was injured in this incident. As a community, we need to get our young people to understand that guns and violence are not the solution to problems. I’m asking all of the parents, grandparents, ministers, teachers – everyone in the community who works with our youth – to please help teach them guns and violence aren’t the solution. We need to change what is in their hearts. Police can’t do that alone. We can keep making arrests, but we need the community to help get these young people to understand you can’t take back a bullet.”

If you have any information about this incident, contact APD at 318-449-5099.

Previous details:

ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB) - Two people have been arrested after a shooting in the parking lot of the Alexandria Mall on Friday, December 24.

The Alexandria Police Department said the shooting revolved around an ongoing dispute between individuals. Several vehicles parked on the lot were struck by gunfire but there are currently no reported injuries. There is no current threat to the public. APD hasn’t provided information on those taken into custody.

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The investigation is ongoing and arrests are pending. If you have any information that can help APD, call them at 318-449-5099.

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