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Suspect in Minden shooting apprehended by police

by Minden Press-Herald

Jaryon Stephens, 28, the prime suspect in a recent shooting incident in Minden that left two people injured, has been captured by the Minden Police Department. Stephens, who had been evading authorities since the shooting earlier this month, was apprehended after a pursuit by several officers.

Police Chief Jared McIver praised the diligent efforts of his department, stating, “The constant application of pressure by Minden police finally paid off.” A detective, patrolling areas where Stephens was likely to be found, spotted him on the morning of February 29. Despite attempts to evade arrest, Stephens was eventually tased and taken into custody.

The shooting occurred in the 600 block of Martin Luther King Drive. One victim was found at the scene with multiple gunshot wounds and was transported to Ochsner LSU Health for treatment. Another victim, initially untreated, had been shot in the leg during the incident.

Chief McIver expressed relief at Stephens’ capture, stating, “I am happy to inform the public that the suspect is in custody. I hope the citizens of Minden can rest easier tonight.” He praised his officers and how well they work together and emphasized the department’s commitment to pursuing suspects in major crimes until they are apprehended, aiming to instill confidence in the community.

Stephens has been charged with attempted second-degree murder.

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