Suspect in 2016 shooting in Abbevile extradited from North Carolina

Nahshon Brooks

Abbeville Police booked a man in to the parish jail on Tuesday after extraditing him from North Carolina.
Police obtained a warrant for Nahshon Brooks, 26, of Abbeville in connection to a shooting that occurred in February of 2016. Lt. David Hardy said the police here located Brooks after law enforcement in Brunswick County, N.C. arrested him last June. Marshals found Brooks at a home in Brunswick County while serving an arrest warrant for someone else in that home.
Abbeville Police obtained a Louisiana Governor’s warrant to execute the extradition. Hardy and Det. Leland Laseter traveled to North Carolina on Monday to bring Brooks back to Abbeville.
Brooks is being held in the Vermilion Parish Correctional Center for Attempted Second-Degree Murder. His bond for that charge has been set at $400,000. He also faces charges of Possession of Firearm/Carry Concealed Weapon by Convicted Felon ($50,000 bond) and Carrying Firearm/Dangerous Weapon by Convicted Felon ($15,000 bond).
Brooks allegedly fired shots at another man on Saint Peter Street in Abbeville on Feb. 21, 2016, hitting the victim multiple times. A witness identified Brooks to Abbeville Police during the investigation.
“We issued the warrant for him and found out that he had family in North Carolina,” Hardy said. “He was arrested North Carolina and the warrant alerted us.”

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