Who is Devin Jones? Louisiana groom shoots friend on wedding day suspecting affair with wife
Jones got out of the car and dragged out his firearm and followed his friend between cars along the highway, shooting and wounding him.
ST. JOHN PARISH, LOUISIANA: A groom in Louisiana allegedly shot a friend on his wedding day after believing the man was having an affair with his new wife as they were riding back home.
Devin Jose Jones, 30, of Alexandria, and his bride were on their way back home after their wedding on Saturday, July 31 night, when they were caught in traffic on I-10 in Louisiana, St John’s Parish Sheriff Mike Tregre told L’Observateur. At around 11 pm, while they got stuck in traffic, Jones started accusing his new wife of having an affair with his friend, seated in the car with them.
After some time, Jones got out of the car and dragged out his firearm and followed the friend between cars along the highway, shooting and wounding him in the leg, police said. Jones's wife, meanwhile, stopped an ambulance and told personnel her husband was trying to kill her before barricading herself inside, police said. Jones then tried to get inside the ambulance but Police caught him and arrested him. Tregre said Jones shot a bullet into a nearby vehicle, injuring the hand of another driver who was heading home to Lafayette. The victims were transported to University Medical Center in New Orleans and are in stable condition.
"I’m just glad nobody got killed," Tregre told the press. "It was a very unusual night last night … in the top 10 of my years." Jones has since been charged with attempted first-degree murder, aggravated second-degree battery, and two counts of aggravated criminal damage to property, according to jail records. The investigation is still ongoing, Tregre said, while also saying alcohol was a factor in the incident.
“There is a bad accident that shut the bridge down and while the accident was being handled, someone got out of their vehicle and started approaching other vehicles and shooting innocent people sitting in their cars stuck in traffic!” Brian Chappell Jr, a bystander wrote on Facebook. “We are currently still sitting in dead stop traffic while police are trying to locate the active shooter," he wrote on Facebook when the incident took place.