Sheriff’s Office seeking man in connection with St. Rose shooting

The St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office is searching for Joseph “Joe” Washington, an 18-year-old black male wanted for an aggravated battery that occurred during a Saturday (Feb. 29) incident.

At approximately 7:20 p.m. that night, deputies responded to a shooting at 1 Summerton Drive in St. Rose. Deputies arrived on scene and located a 38-year-old man with what appeared to be a gunshot wound to the head.

Joseph Washington

The victim, a resident of Reserve, was transported to the University Medical Center in New Orleans where he is currently listed in critical but stable condition. During the investigation, detectives found sufficient probable cause to have an arrest warrant issued for Washington in connection with the shooting.

Anyone with information concerning the shooting or who knows the whereabouts of Joseph Washington is urged to contact Detective Joseph Dewhirst of the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office at (985)783-1135, or to contact (985)783-6807.


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