Natchitoches Police Investigate shooting involving juvenile victim


Natchitoches Police Department Officers responded to a medical emergency on Klaire Circle shortly after 10 p.m. on April 8.  Officers arrived and spoke with a witness who advised her neighbor knocked on her door and advised his brother was injured and she called 911.

The victim, a 12 year old male, had an injury to the head that was later determined to be a gunshot wound. He was transported to Natchitoches Regional Medical Center and was later airlifted to University Health in Shreveport. At last report the victim was in critical condition.

No suspect information is available at this time and this case is currently under investigation by The Natchitoches Police Department Criminal Investigation Division.
If you have additional information in regards to this investigation please contact Detective Townson at (318) 357-3852.  Remember all information given shall remain confidential.

After further examination medical staff confirmed that the victim was not suffering from a gunshot wound, but from blunt force trauma. The victim remains at University Health and is in stable, but critical condition.

Long hours and steadfast dedication on the part of the Detectives of the Natchitoches Police Department resulted in an arrest in the above captioned case.
On April 13, Natchitoches Police Department Detectives booked Braylan Bayonne the 18-year-old brother of the victim. Both the victim and Braylan Bayonne are Natchitoches residents. Bayonne was charged with attempted first degree murder and was transported to The Natchitoches Parish Detention Center.

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