Suspect charged with attempted 2nd degree murder
Press Release from Bogalusa Police (Via Facebook)
On Tuesday July 14, 2020, after an investigation was conducted into a shooting that occurred in the 200 block of Bankston Drive in Bogalusa, La., Randy M. Sullivan was arrested and charged with 1 count of Attempted Second Degree Murder, 2 counts of Aggravated Battery, and 1 count of Illegal Use of Dangerous Weapons. On July 11, 2020, around 9:00 p.m., officers answered a call of shots fired in the 200 block of Bankston Drive. Upon arrival, it was determined that there were three gunshot victims, all of which were being removed from the scene and transported to the hospital for emergency medical care. Witnesses on the scene were interviewed and an investigation was begun. It was learned that an altercation took place earlier on July 11, 2020, at a convenience store in Bogalusa, which involved the male victim and Randy Sullivan. Sullivan was identified from surveillance video, and through photo line-ups. The three shooting victims were interviewed after receiving medical treatment, and two of the victims identified Randy Sullivan as the shooter, while the third victim did not see him. Warrants were then obtained for the arrest of Randy Sullivan. During an interview of Sullivan, and his juvenile girlfriend that was with him during the incident, both confirmed that Sullivan went to the 200 block of Bankston Drive, to finish the altercation that occurred earlier from the convenience store. There was a fight between Sullivan and the male victim, which resulted in Sullivan firing several shots from a small handgun, out of the passenger side window of their vehicle as they pulled away from the scene. It was determined through statements from the suspects and witnesses in the matter, that the male victim was the target of the shooting, and that the female victims were shot as a result of them being in close proximity of the male victim at the time the shots were fired. Sullivan was charged appropriately with the Aggravated Battery of the females, and the Attempted Murder of the male. The juvenile girlfriend of Sullivan was charged with Accessory After the Fact to Attempted Second Degree Murder, after withholding details of the shooting that are considered evidence in the matter, in an attempt to influence the prosecution of Randy Sullivan.