Assumption Sheriff looking for suspect in Belle Rose shooting

Staff Writer
Donaldsonville Chief

BELLE ROSE --- Sheriff Mike Waguespack reports that on Saturday, September 20 at approximately 4:20 a.m., Assumption Parish Dispatch received a call about an individual that had been shot at 221 Hwy 998 (Belle Rose Lane).  The victim, Elvin Diggs, B/M age 34 from 221 Hwy 998 Belle Rose, was returning home and was confronted by a male subject who pointed a gun at him.  The victim was shot once in the back.  He was airlifted to a hospital where he was treated and released.  The suspect is described as a black male approximately 5’5” – 5’7” in height with a slender build wearing black clothes and a red bandana.  Anyone that may have seen any suspicious activity between the hours of 3 a.m. and 5 a.m. Saturday morning are asked to contact the Assumption Parish Sheriff’s Office.  A $1,000 reward is being offered for information that leads to an arrest.

This is an ongoing investigation and Detective Captain Darren Crochet is the lead investigator on this case.  If you have any information concerning this case or others, please contact the Criminal Investigative Division at 985-526-1627 or Communications Division at 985-369-2912.