Alleged shooter sought in Terrebonne
A man from Gray is being sought for shooting and wounding the mother of his children, after she had gone to pick them up from a visit they made to his home.
Milton Singleton Jr., 31, of 506 Linda Ann St. in Gray fled the scene of the Nov. 2 shooting, which occurred at around 10:15 p.m. He is considered armed and dangerous, authorities said. The woman was shot in the thigh.
According to initial information, the shooting was preceded by a domestic disturbance, during which Singleton brandished a handgun. The victim, who has not yet been publicly identified, was treated and released at an area hospital.
Friends say she is in fear that Singleton will seek to harm her again.
A warrant was issued for Singleton’s arrest on a charge of attempted second degree murder, and a charge of carrying a firearm by a convicted felon.
He left the scene, deputies confirmed, in a vehicle that belonged to the victim.
The car is described as a 2011 white Nissan Altima with dark tinted windows, with a dent above the left passenger door. The Altima’s tag is WUY472, authorities said. However, there is no guarantee that Singleton is still driving it or that if he is, the tag has not been switched.
Detectives ask that anyone with information call 876-2500
“We know he is going to be going to a friend, to a relative, somewhere, and we hope that somebody will see how serious the magnitude of this was,’ said Terrebonne Parish Sheriff Jerry Larpenter. “They need to call us, or he needs to turn himself in. We need help getting him off the streets. We don’t want this happening to anybody else. We don’t want a confrontation with him. We want him to turn himself in so that he can have his day in court.”
The shooting is part of a rash of domestic issues involving firearms.
Two weeks ago, two women were wounded and a 17-year-old who was their son and brother, David Trahan Jr., was killed during an incident at Capri Court in Bayou Blue.
The suspect in that incident was apprehended after seeking shelter at the home of a relative.
Rhubin Scott Jr. is now charged with 2nd degree murder and attempted murder and housed at the Terrebonne Parish jail. •