APD arrests one suspect in shooting case

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On February 24, 2016 Alexandria police arrested Joel L. Morrison, 42 of Alexandria, and charged him with:

1 Count – Attempted Second Degree Murder

It started on February 24, 2016 when Alexandria police were dispatched to a residence in the 2000 block of White St. in reference to a female asking for help.

Upon arrival officers made contact with the victim who stated that her boyfriend, Joel Morrison, shot her during a verbal altercation at her residence on Palm Street. The 40 year old victim was transported by medical personal to a local hospital for treatment of a non-life threatening gunshot wound to her extremity.

Assisting officers in the area located Joel L. Morrison near the victim’s residence, where he was immediately taken into custody without incident.

Detectives and crime scene units were called out to further the investigation. A handgun was located.

Morrison was transported to the Rapides Parish Detention Center for booking.

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