Charges refused in 2018 Luling shooting

Tyler Dufrene and Ross Hooper

Suspect was at large for months following incident

Charges were refused in the case of a 2018 shooting in Luling that resulted in the arrests of two St. Charles Parish men.

A grand jury declined to indict Ross Hooper, 20, of 118 Allison Drive in Luling, and Tyler Dufrene, 21, of 170 Schmill St. in Boutte, who were each charged with second degree attempted murder and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon following a Nov. 21, 2018 incident in which a man was shot in the back on Luling Estates Drive.

Hooper turned himself in shortly after the shooting occurred, while Dufrene was arrested in June, after nearly seven months of being sought by police, in Texas. He allegedly fled the scene and remained at large until his arrest.

The man who was shot twice in the back during the incident was brought to a local hospital and treated for his injuries.

 

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