Devin Jose Jones, 30, was arrested and charged on his wedding night for allegedly shooting a male friend whom he suspected of sleeping with his bride. Another motorist was shot after being hit by a stray bullet, police say
A groom still wearing a tuxedo on his wedding night shot a friend of the bride whom he suspected was having an affair with her and wounded another motorist while they were all stuck in traffic on a New Orleans highway.
Devin Jose Jones, 30, was in a car with his bride and her friend on the Bonnet Carre Spillway at mile post 210 driving westbound at around 10:45pm on Saturday night when traffic came to a standstill due to an accident nearby.
While standing in bumper-to-bumper traffic, a verbal argument breaks out in the car with Jones suspecting his friend of being romantically involved with his new wife.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
According to investigators, Jones pulled out a gun and started chasing the bride’s friend, who had bolted out of the vehicle and started running.
Witnesses told police that they saw an armed man in a tuxedo chasing another man in between cars on the interstate, according to L’Observateur.
Jones shot the bride’s friend in the leg. Another motorist nearby suffered a gunshot wound to the hand caused by a stray bullet.
The wife then ran toward an ambulance on the highway and told the paramedics inside that her husband was trying to kill her.
Investigators said the wife, who was terrified and in fear for her life, barricaded herself inside the ambulance while her husband tried to force his way into the vehicle.
Sheriff’s deputies believe that Jones was under the influence of alcohol. He was reportedly shaking and banging on the ambulance in an effort to get to his wife.
Deputies from the St. John Parish Sheriff’s Office arrived on the scene and started giving chase on foot. They eventually arrested Jones.
The two victims were airlifted to University Medical Center in New Orleans. They were listed in stable condition.
Jones, 30, was in a car with his bride and her friend on the Bonnet Carre Spillway at mile post 210 just outside of New Orleans at around 10:45pm on Saturday night when traffic came to a standstill due to an accident nearbyInsurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
While standing in bumper-to-bumper traffic, a verbal argument breaks out in the car with Jones suspecting his friend of being romantically involved with his new wife
Brad Meinke, a motorist who says he was about a mile away from the scene of the shooting, wrote on Facebook: 'I was stuck on the spillway last