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Morgan City man arrested, charged with attempted first degree murder

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Paul M. Charles. (SOURCE: St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office) Paul M. Charles. (SOURCE: St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office)

According to the St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office, Paul Charles, 22, of Morgan City, La., was taken into custody at his home on Friday on a warrant for attempted first degree murder and attempted robbery with a firearm.

The warrant was executed by Detectives with the St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office and the Morgan City Police. 

According to a news release from the St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office, the warrant stems from a shooting that occurred on June 14, outside of a lounge located on Hwy. 182 in Amelia. During the incident, three black males approached the victim and attempted to rob him. During the attempt, the victim was shot. The victim has since been released from the hospital and is continuing to recover.

Charles was arrested and transported to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center. He was also charged on a warrant for failure to appear on a traffic charge. No bond has been set.

The investigation remains ongoing.

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