Man arrested for shooting ground near I-20

By Bonnie Culverhouse

Taking out his frustration with a gun turned out to be a bad idea for a local man.

Tristan Burr, 20, of the 100 block of Maddie Ln., Minden, was arrested by Webster Parish Sheriff’s deputies for illegal use of a weapon.

Sheriff Jason Parker said Sgt. Josh McCormick and deputies Spencer White and Buster Flowers responded to a call on Hwy. 531, just south of Interstate 20 Sunday.

“Dispatch said the complainant – a male subject – had Burr at gunpoint,” Parker said. “When the deputies, along with Minden Police, arrived on scene, they learned Burr’s vehicle had broken down in the roadway on the eastbound ramp of I-20.”

According to the complainant, he was in his tire shop when he heard Burr “beating and banging” on his disabled vehicle.

“The complainant then heard a gunshot coming from the area where Burr was, and then heard what he believed was a bullet ‘whizz’ by his shop,” said the sheriff. “The complainant then approached Burr at gunpoint and held him until deputies arrived.”

The sheriff said Burr admitted he had a gun in his car. He then admitted he shot one round into the ground as he was standing in the road.

“He said he believed someone drove by and pulled a gun on him,” Parker said. “However, there was no evidence to corroborate his story. Also, due to the fact he shot his gun in the roadway directly next to I-20, he was placed under arrest.”

Burr was also cited for open container. He was transported to Bayou Dorcheat Correctional Center.

This information has been provided by a law enforcement agency as public information. Persons named as suspects in a criminal investigation, or arrested and charged with a crime, have not been convicted of any criminal offense and are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.


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