Man fires gun at ex-girlfriend, roommate after attempting to ‘fix’ relationship; turns himself in

Photo provided by St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office
Tuesday, May 21, 2013 - 2:47pm

A St. Martin Parish man has surrendered to authorities after he fired a gun at his ex-girlfriend and her roommate.

On May 11 at around 10:57 p.m., Johnny Alexander, 35, went to his ex-girlfriend’s apartment, located in the 600 block of Berlin Drive.

His intent was to reconcile their relationship.

During their conversation, Alexander pulled out a handgun. The ex-girlfriend’s roommate, a 23-year-old male, attempted to calm the situation down.

Alexander opened fired on the male victim, who was shot at least three times; he is being treated at Lafayette Regional Medical Center where he is in serious but stable condition. The ex-girlfriend was shot at, but not hit.

Alexander fled the scene prior to deputies arriving.

He turned himself today and was charged with two counts of Attempted First-Degree Murder.

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