MORGAN CITY, La. - Investigators with the Morgan City Police Department responded to the area of Grizzaffi Street on Tuesday November 09, 2021 in regards to a shooting that had occurred. Investigators arrived and located one victim with multiple gunshot wounds. The victim was transported to an out of area hospital where they are listed in stable, but guarded condition.
Investigators executed several search warrants in multiple areas during the course of the investigation.. Keith Garner Jr. was developed as a suspect. The St. Mary Sheriff's Office and Berwick Police Department assisted in the execution of these warrants. According to reports, evidence was uncovered linking Garner Jr. as the shooter in the incident. Warrants were obtained for Garner Jr.'s arrest.
On November 11, 2021 at 9:56 p.m. Keith Garner Jr. turned himself in to the Morgan City Police Department. Garner Jr., was arrested and booked on the active arrest warrants. He was jailed with bail set at $550,000 dollars.
Charges: Attempted 2nd Degree Murder
Aggravated Obstruction of a
Aggravated Assault with a Firearm
Illegal Use of Dangerous
Possession of a Firearm in a
Firearm Free Zone