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Man sought in shooting incident

Posted: Updated: April 23, 2013 05:06 PM

WEST MONROE, La., (KNOE 8 News) - Detectives with the West Monroe Police Department are asking for the public's help.

On 04/15/2013 warrants were issued for the arrest of Benyone A. Ellis in connection with a shooting that took place in the 300 block of Anderson Street in West Monroe on 03/28/2013.

The warrants were issued for the charges of Illegal discharge of a weapon and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Bond has been set at $25,000.00

If you or anyone has any information on the whereabouts of Benyone A. Ellis, you are urged to contact the West Monroe Police Department 318-396-2722 or Crime Stoppers 318-388-CASH.

All information will remain confidential.

Original release from the West Monroe Police Department:

On March 28th, at approximately 08:40 pm, the West Monroe Police Department responded to a reported disturbance in the 300 block of Anderson Street. Officers arrived on scene and were unable to locate any disturbance in the area.

A short time later the West Monroe Police Department was notified of a 26 year old male who had come into the St. Francis Medical Center Emergency Room with a single gun-shot wound he had received while in the 300 block of Anderson Street, West Monroe.

Detectives quickly identified Beyone A. Ellis, 31, of Monroe as a suspect in the shooting incident. Preliminary evidence indicates this shooting may in fact have been accidental in nature. The investigation is still ongoing at this time.

As of 5:00 pm on 3/29/2013 the victim is listed in stable condition. He has been flown to LSU Medical Center in Shreveport and is expected to recover.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Beyone A. Ellis, is urged to contact Det. Sgt. T. Jones in the Criminal Investigations Division of the West Monroe Police Department at 318-396-0550.

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