Police: Teen arrested for shooting woman picking up kids
HOUMA, La. (AP) — A teenager accused of shooting a grandmother while she was waiting to pick up her grandchildren from school in south Louisiana has been arrested.
Jamanie Dotch, 17, was arrested Thursday on a charge of attempted second-degree murder in the shooting that happened near St. Francis de Sales Elementary, Houma Police Chief Dana Coleman said in a news release Friday.
The teenager had escaped in June from the bridge City Center for Youth in Jefferson Parish. He’s accused of shooting the 60-year-old woman as she was waiting in a school pickup line Aug. 6, investigators said.
The woman was shot in the stomach. She was listed as stable at an area hospital, authorities said.
Coleman said police received a tip Thursday evening that the teenager was walking in a Houma neighborhood. When officers arrived, they took him into custody. A semiautomatic pistol was found near where the teenager was arrested.
The teenager is being held in the Terrebonne Parish Juvenile Detention Center.