Tuxedo-wearing groom ‘SHOOTS bride’s male friend on wedding night while stuck in Louisiana traffic jam after suspecting they had affair’
Devin Jose Jones was in car with bride, Zenada Williams, and her male friend on Interstate 10 just outside New Orleans late Saturday night
As traffic came to a standstill on the highway due to multicar accident around 11pm, an argument broke out inside their vehicle
Investigators say an inebriated Jones, 30, suspecting that Williams was cheating on him with her friend, pulled out a gun, sending the pal fleeing from of the car
Witnesses reported armed man in a tuxedo giving chase in between vehicles Investigators say Jones shot bride’s friend in leg and stray bullet hit another motorist in hand
Terrified, Williams bolted to a nearby ambulance and told paramedics her life was in peril; She then barricaded herself inside as Jones banged on the door and tried to force his way in
Jones was arrested and charged with attempted second degree murder, illegal use of weapons and aggravated second degree battery
Both shooting victims were airlifted to hospital and are in stable condition
A groom still wearing a tuxedo on his wedding night shot a friend of the bride he suspected of having an affair with his new wife.
During a wild foot chase on a traffic-clogged New Orleans highway, Louisiana officials said on Saturday night officials said, an innocent motorist was also shot and wounded as the enraged groom shot at the fleeing man.
Police sources said the shooter – 30-year-oldd Devin Jose Jones – was in a car with his bride, Zenada Williams, and her friend on the Bonnet Carre Spillway after the newlyweds said their vows when traffic came to a standstill due to an accident around 10:45pm on Saturday night.
While in the bumper-to-bumper traffic, a verbal argument broke out in the car with Jones accusing the friend of being romantically involved with his new wife.
According to investigators, the inebriated Jones pulled out a gun and the unidentified friend bolted out of the vehicle.
Witnesses told police they saw an armed man in a tuxedo chasing another man in between cars on the interstate about 10 miles west of New Orleans, according to L’Observateur.
During the chase, the enraged Jones unleashed a barrage of bullets, hitting the bride’s friend in the leg. Another bullet pierced the glass of a nearby car and struck the motorist in the hand.
The terrified bride ran toward an ambulance responding to the accident on the highway and told the paramedics that her new husband was trying to kill her.
Williams, still wearing her wedding gown according to witnesses, barricaded herself inside the ambulance while Jones tried to force his way into the vehicle, cops said.
Mike Tregre, Sheriff of St. John the Baptist Parish, announced that Devin Jose Jones, of Alexandria, was arrested on his wedding night after shooting two individuals on I-10 over the Bonnet Carre Spillway.
On Saturday night Tregre said, deputies were assisting State Police with traffic control following a multi-vehicle accident on I-10 Westbound at mile post 210 around 10:45 p.m. Saturday night.
“While we were assisting the State Police, our 911 center started getting calls of a shooting in the traffic that was backed up from the crash. We got the call of the shooting at 11:08 p.m.,” Tregre said.
Deputies from the Sheriff’s Office arrived on the scene to find Jones reportedly shaking and banging on the ambulance in an effort to get to Williams before the officers arrested him.
During the incident, one man was shot in the leg while fleeing from Jones on the Interstate, while the other was shot in the hand after a bullet tore through the rear glass of their vehicle.
The victims were airlifted to University Medical Center in New Orleans and are in stable condition.
The two shooting victims were airlifted to University Medical Center in New Orleans, where they were listed in stable condition.
Jones has been charged with attempted second degree murder, illegal use of weapons or dangerous instrumentalities, aggravated second degree battery, and two counts of aggravated damage to criminal property.
According to the police report, 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, leading to a chase through the traffic snarl and multiple shots being fired.
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 night for 3 hours’ due to a car accident. He posted this image of the traffic jam.
The multicar accident and the shootings forced investigators to shut down Interstate 10 for hours while they collected evidence.
On social media, frustrated motorists posted images of the massive traffic jam. 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 night for 3 hours’ due to a car accident.
He posted an image of the traffic jam.
‘The car right behind the car accident (newly weds) had been arguing and the pissed off man gets out his car and randomly starts shooting at other cars behind him!
‘Not sure how bad the people involved in the accident are but I do know that 2 people were shot, one in the arm and one in the leg.
Another witness, Brian Chappell Jr., wrote on Facebook: ‘There is a bad accident that shut the bridge down and while the accident was being handled, someone got out of their vehicle and started approaching other vehicles and shooting innocent people sitting in their cars stuck in traffic!’
‘We are currently still sitting in dead stop traffic while police are trying to locate the active shooter.’
Cheri Faucheux wrote on Facebook: ‘So supposedly there was a wreck on the spillway tonight and a just married couple still in wedding dress and tux were in the traffic and started fighting.’
Chappell added: ‘I have my .45 with me, on my lap and ready to defend myself or anyone around me if need be!” Cheri Faucheux wrote on Facebook: ‘So supposedly there was a wreck on the spillway tonight and a just married couple still in wedding dress and tux were in the traffic and started fighting.
‘So the groom gets out of the car and starts shooting other people in their cars in the traffic.’
Jones was charged with attempted second degree murder, illegal use of weapons or dangerous instruments, aggravated second degree battery and two counts aggravated criminal damage to property, all felonies.