LPSO News Blog
1/20/2014 by Brennan Matherne
Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre announced a Thibodaux man has been arrested for attempted murder after shooting another man following an argument on Monday in the Marydale community. Nicholas Queen (B/M, D.O.B. 04/16/84) of 302 Carol Street, Apartment B, confessed to the shooting while being questioned by detectives.
At around 11 a.m. on Monday, January 20, deputies responded to the Marydale community in Thibodaux in reference to a shooting involving Nicholas Queen. Thibodaux Police Officers and Louisiana State Troopers from Troop C also arrived to assist at the location. Upon arrival, deputies immediately located the suspect and took him into custody. While detaining the suspect, the victim – a 25-year-old male – approached deputies as well. He had two lacerations to his upper thigh from the shooting, and he was transported to Thibodaux Regional Medical Center in Thibodaux for treatment.
Detectives arrived on scene, and through investigation, they learned Queen had a verbal altercation with the eventual victim while the two were at the victim’s residence on Hyland Drive. Allegedly, the two men were arguing over whose pit bull was “better.” At one point during the argument, Queen left the victim’s home and ran to his own residence on Carol Street. There, he retrieved a shotgun from the residence and began walking back toward the victim’s residence. As he was walking back, Queen spotted the man traveling toward him in a vehicle. As he approached, Queen fired one shot into the driver’s side door of the vehicle, striking the victim in the upper thigh. After being shot, the victim was unable to stop his vehicle, and crashed into a white pickup truck which had three occupants inside. The occupants of the truck suffered minor injuries in the crash. Detectives questioned Queen about the incident, and he admitted to his involvement in the incident, including shooting the victim. Detectives also recovered the shotgun believed to have been used in the shooting under Queen’s Carol Street residence.
Following questioning, Queen was transported to the Lafourche Parish Detention Center in Thibodaux where he was booked with Attempted Second Degree Murder. He is being held in lieu of $250,000 bond.
Detectives indicate the investigation into this incident is continuing.