Attempted Murder Arrest in West Monroe

On the morning of 11/9/13 at approximately 6:59am, Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office Deputies responded to a disturbance call at 100 McKeithen Street Lot 2 in West Monroe, LA. While enroute to the call, deputies were advised that the suspect was leaving in a teal colored Pontiac car with two victims involved in the disturbance. Deputies observed the car and made a traffic stop on the vehicle. The suspect, 23yo De’orris Smith was taken into custody without incident.

An investigation revealed that Smith was arguing with the male victim and then pointed a gun at him and pulled the trigger and the gun failed to fire. Smith then got in the backseat of the Pontiac car while the male victim and his girlfriend were attempting to leave and advised them not to stop for anyone.

Smith was searched along with the vehicle and the gun was not found. A subsequent search of the offense location revealed a .32 caliber revolver.

Through witness testimony, it was also determined that Smith was involved in a domestic disturbance the previous night where he hit his girlfriend in the face and was also threatening to shoot everyone.

Smith was transported to the Ouachita Correctional Center where he was booked on one count of Attempted Murder, two counts of Kidnapping, Simple Assault, Simple Assault Domestic and Domestic Abuse Battery.