UPDATE: Man previously wanted in Elm Street shooting no longer a suspect

Walker's photo has been removed from this article in light of his change in status.
Walker's photo has been removed from this article in light of his change in status.(Gray News)
Published: Jul. 24, 2021 at 11:57 AM CDT|Updated: Jul. 27, 2021 at 4:38 PM CDT
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UPDATE 2: Deontrae Walker was released by police shortly after being taken into custody. Police said after further investigation, Walker is no longer a suspect in the shooting. As he is no longer a suspect, his image has been removed from this article. As of 3:30 p.m. on July 27, MPD is still looking to identify the shooter.

UPDATE: Authorities say Deontrae Walker has been located and taken into custody. They say he was found at the same residence as Terrikirras Smith. Smith was previously arrested in a June 30, 2021 shooting.

MONROE, La. (KNOE) - Authorities are searching for a man wanted for attempted second-degree murder. The incident happened on July 23, 2021, at around 11:30 p.m.

According to the Monroe Police Department, the victim in the shooting was traveling in the 4200 block of Elm Street when at least one suspect in a yard shot at their vehicle hitting the driver in the stomach area. Police say the victim was taken to a hospital and is listed in stable condition.

Detectives were called to the scene and determined 22-year-old Deontrae Walker as a suspect. They say a warrant has been obtained for Walker charging him with attempted second-degree murder, aggravated criminal damage to property, and illegal use of a weapon.

If anyone has information on this case or Walker, please call the Monroe Police at 318-329-2600 or Crimestoppers of North Delta at 318-388-CASH (2274). All calls to Crimestoppers are CONFIDENTIAL.

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