On January 14th, 2014 at approximately 8:24pm, a
shooting occurred at St. James High School in St. James Parish. The shooting took place in the parking lot of
the gymnasium moments after the conclusion of a basketball game between St.
James High School and Lutcher High School.
As spectators were leaving the game, a subject opened fire striking one
individual. Cowan Franklin (19 years old)
from Lutcher, LA, was shot multiple times and was transported by Acadian
Air-Med to University Hospital in New Orleans, LA where he is in stable
condition. Arrested and charged was
Klyin Elder (DOB 6/3/1996, 9361 Water Tower Street, Convent, LA). Kylin Elder is charged with LA R.S.
14:27.30.1 Attempted 2nd Degree Murder (1 count); LA R.S. 14:95.2
Possession of a firearm on school property (1 count); and LA R.S. 14:94 Illegal
use of a dangerous weapon. Kylin Elder
is currently being held at the St. James Parish Sheriff’s Office Jail awaiting
bond. The shooting is the result of an
argument that occurred earlier in the day involving Elder and Franklin. Detectives are continuing their investigation
of this incident.
Released by Sheriff Willy Martin, Jr.