Amite police arrested Aridies Cane, 23, of Hammond, in connection with a Thursday night shooting that killed two and injured another.
Cane was detained as a person of interest by Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office Thursday night just north of Amite near Lily Pad Pond. Amite police officially arrested and charged Cane with two counts of first degree murder and one count of attempted first degree murder, Chief Jerry Trabona said Saturday.
The department does not yet know what the motive was for the shooting which resulted in the death of Terrence Foster, 26, and Alvin Henderson, 29, and the injury of Adrian Cyprian, 30.
Cyprian was shot six times and had to undergo surgery but was no longer in critical condition or under anesthesia when detectives spoke with him late Friday night and Cyprian identified Cane from a photo lineup, Trabona said.
He said that Cyprian told police that he does not know Cane or why Cane allegedly shot him, Foster, and Henderson while they were playing a video game at the house on Bourgeois Street where the incident happened.
TPSO had seven warrants on Cane, who was in possession of a gun, bullets and a clip when he was detained, Trabona said.
Cane was booked into the parish jail, and no bond had been set as of Saturday afternoon.
Tangipahoa Parish Coroner's Office is conducting autopsies on the deceased victims. Louisiana State Police Crime Lab is handling the forensic investigation.