Vinton Man Arrested for Attempted 2nd-Degree Murder
An altercation at a party in Vinton on July 21, at roughly 2:30am lead deputies with the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office to a home on Toomey Road after witnesses said Jason R. Goodwin, Jr., 20, Vinton, pulled a handgun at the party and pointed it at partygoers.
According to the media release from Kim Myers,
A physical altercation ensued between Goodwin and another person, at which time the weapon was discharged, striking a 13-year-old girl. Goodwin then fired the weapon again and struck a man. Witnesses stated people began fleeing the home at which time Goodwin chased someone outside and continued to fire the weapon several times and then fled the scene on foot.
Goodwin led deputies on a foot pursuit that ended at a nearby RV park, where he was arrested. A gun was also found in a ditch near the home where the shootings occurred.
He was booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with two counts of attempted second-degree murder and illegal use of a weapon during a crime of violence. His bond was set at $550,000 by Judge Michael Canaday.
The victims were taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, said Myers.