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Minden police make arrest in attempted murder case

by Minden Press-Herald

Gene Kemp charged with accessory after the fact

Minden police have arrested Gene Kemp, 29, of Minden, charging him with accessory after the fact for attempted 2nd-degree murder for attempting to hide the assailant in a recent shooting case.

The arrest comes in relation to a shooting incident earlier this month in the 600 block of Martin Luther King Drive. Police responded to reports of a shooting and found a man suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. The victim was taken to Ochsner LSU Health for treatment. A second victim, who had been shot in the leg but initially did not seek medical treatment, was also discovered during the investigation.

Authorities identified 28-year-old Jaryon Stephens as the alleged perpetrator of the shooting. A warrant has been issued for Stephens on the charge of attempted second-degree murder.

Deputy Chief Tokia Harrison noted that when police arrived at Kemp’s home in the 700 block of Murdock Street to apprehend Stephens, they missed him by only minutes. “Someone must have tipped him off,” Harrison said. Kemp was arrested at that time for aiding a suspected criminal in an investigation.

“We encourage the public to contact us if they see him or know his whereabouts. We will make sure they stay anonymous,” said Minden Police Chief Jared McIver.

Stephens is considered ‘armed and dangerous,’ and individuals with information regarding his location should contact the Minden Police Department at 318-377-1212.

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