Just after 7:00 p.m. on August 20, 2015, deputies with the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office were dispatched to Deer Lake Trail – an undeveloped subdivision – located north of Albany and off of Highway 442 in reference to a shooting.
Deputies learned Anthony Vicknair, Sr. shot his son multiple times. The son – suffering from several non-life threatening gunshot wounds – left the scene.
Vicknair, Sr. was immediately taken into custody.
The victim was able to drive himself to a local hospital where he remains as of this writing. He is currently listed as stable.
LPSO detectives recovered the handgun used in the shooting.
Sheriff Jason Ard says, ‘We have learned through our investigation that Vicknair, Sr. and his son have had a violent past. As for what sparked last night's shooting – that is still unclear. We do know 5 shots were fired. 3 hit the victim – injuring his chest, head and hand areas. This investigation continues.'
Vicknair, Sr. of 11023 John Jones Ln in Tickfaw (located in Tangipahoa Parish) was arrested without incident. He is currently in the Livingston Parish Detention Center. Please visit http://www.lpso.org/
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