Illegal immigrant arrested after shooting at patrons at local bar

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A 43-year-old illegal immigrant is in the custody of the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office after he allegedly fired fired shots toward people at a local bar.

Just after 11:30 p.m. on September 28, 2019, LPSO deputies received a call of someone firing shots from a truck in Galliano.

While responding, deputies learned that the truck was now headed northbound on La. Highway 3235. Deputies and an officer from the Golden Meadow Police Department conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle and they ordered the driver out, identifying him as Angel Barrios-Mayorga, 43, living in Cut Off.

Through investigation, deputies learned that the suspect and another individual were causing a disturbance in a bar earlier that night and were forced to leave.

Barrios’Mayorga reportedly became irate and told them that he would return with guns and shoot everyone at the bar, according to LPSO.

He did return a short time later, exited his vehicle and allegedly fired several rounds from a rifle toward people at the bar. There were six patrons at the bar at the time. He then left in his vehicle toward La. Highway 3235 before being stopped by deputies.

Following investigation, the suspect was arrested and is charged with six counts of aggravated assault with a firearm and aggravated criminal damage to property.

Bond is set at $1.25 million and the suspect is also being held for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.