Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the 1700 Block of Birkland Drive in Ball, LA, on Monday, November 18, 2019, in reference to a shooting.

Witnesses told Deputies that the suspect, 18 year old Cadden Barker, engaged in a verbal altercation with the victim. During the altercation Barker was reported to have armed himself with a firearm and shot the victim.

Detectives and Crime Scene Investigators responded to the residence and initiated an investigation which allowed them to develop sufficient probable cause for Barker’s arrest in reference to Aggravated Second Degree Battery.

Barker was transported and booked into the Rapides Parish Detention Center. He was released after posting a $10,000.00 bond.

The victim was transported to a local area hospital and is in stable condition.


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