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Video game motive behind drive-by shooting and arrests

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MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Monroe Police are looking for a man they say was involved in a drive-by shooting.

It happened Sunday night, on Columbia Avenue. Police say it was the result of a dispute over a Playstation 3. 27-year-old Markealin Richard is accused of shooting at Tommy Ballard and David Hudson. Both men are from Monroe.

Police ended up arresting the two victims over earlier threats and theft in the dispute. Police say the shooting was retaliation. Neither of the victims was hurt.

Monroe Police Department News Release:

On 02-10-13 at approx. 1000 pm the Monroe Police Department responded to a reported drive by shooting that occurred in the 600 Blk of Columbia Ave. Monroe La.  Investigation revealed that Markealin Richard, b/m, age 27 discharged a shotgun from a Beige 1994 Buick LeSabre, La license WKC 119 which was directed at two victims.  Richard fled the scene and is wanted by Monroe Police in relation to this incident.  There are two victims to this incident, neither of which was injured.  These subjects are Tommy Ballard and David Hudson, both of Monroe.  Ballard and Hudson were both arrested by Monroe Police as a result of this incident.  The investigation revealed that Ballard and Hudson are suspects in a case where they threatened Richard during a dispute involving a Playstation 3.  It is believed at this time that the drive by shooting by Richard is retaliation against Ballard and Hudson due to earlier threats and theft in this dispute.  Hudson and Ballard were booked at the Richwood Correctional Center for Threats with burglary charges pending.

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