Prairieville Man Arrested For Attempted Murder

A Prairieville man is jailed for attempted second-degree murder in a shooting that occurred late Sunday morning in Gonzales.

Police say 34-year-old James Batiste was arrested as he and an unnamed female attempted to flee westbound on I-10 after Batiste allegedly opened fire on the victim in the parking lot of a restaurant on South Cabelas Parkway.

The injured man was last reported in stable, but critical condition.  No word on the motive for the shooting.

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