[StBernard] Man arrested for allegedly shooting girlfriend in face

Westley Annis Westley at da-parish.com
Tue Jun 16 01:16:16 EDT 2009

One of the initial stories said "formerly of New Orleans". Then WDSU
confirmed that for us:


Man arrested for allegedly shooting girlfriend in face

04:17 PM CDT on Sunday, June 14, 2009

Chad Bower / Eyewitness News

CHALMETTE, La. - A woman is in critical condition after she was shot
in the
face in Chalmette Sunday during a domestic dispute, according to St.
spokesman Steve Cannizaro.

The shooting happened at an apartment building at 301 Plantation Dr.
in the
old Village Square section of Chalmette around 10:45 a.m.

The woman, a 20-year-old who has not been identified, is in critical
condition at University Hospital in New Orleans, Cannizaro said.

Police arrested 20-year-old Dedrick Labee II, who is the victim's
minutes after the Sheriff's Office received a call, Cannizaro said,
that he was trying to leave the building at the time. Labee has
since been
booked with attempted murder.

"[Labee] was still on the scene. Deputies took him into custody
immediately," said James Pohlman, chief deputy of the St. Bernard
Office. "He's currently at the detective bureau being interviewed."

A 12-gauge, single-barrel shotgun was recovered in the apartment,

Pohlman said Labee and his girlfriend had been living in the home
He said he believes the couple used to live in New Orleans East.

If you know anything about this shooting, call Crimestoppers at

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