May 27, 2021 – The Westmoreland Police have arrested and charged a 15-year-old youth, of Hudson Street in the parish with Shooting with Intent and Illegal Possession of Firearm following an incident on Tuesday, May 18.   

Reports from the Savanna-la-Mar Police, about 5:45 p.m., on Tuesday, May 18, a group of men were sitting along the roadway, when the teen rode up on a bicycle, brandished a firearm, and started firing at them. The men managed to escape unhurt. Following an intense probe by investigators, the teen was arrested and subsequently charged on May 26.

The teen was previously convicted for unlawful wounding in 2019, emanating from a stabbing incident and was placed on a one-year correctional order at a juvenile correctional facility. He is the second juvenile to be charged in the parish in two weeks for breaches of the Firearms Act.