Texas teenager charged in Vinton nightclub shooting

Published 10:29 am Friday, August 19, 2022

A 19-year-old Nederland, Texas, man has been charged in an early morning shooting at a Vinton night club.

Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Kayla Vincent said deputies responded to the shooting at about 1:30 a.m. Friday morning and discovered a man suffering from gunshot wounds to his abdomen and legs at a nightclub on La. 109 South.

Vincent said after speaking with witnesses at the scene, detectives learned Kaleb C. Harvey, 19, and the victim were engaged in a verbal altercation outside of the establishment at which time Harvey retrieved a firearm out of his vehicle and shot the victim multiple times.

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Harvey then fled the scene, Vincent said.

Later in the morning, deputies with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office located Harvey and arrested him. He was booked into the Jefferson County Correctional Facility. He is charged with attempted second-degree murder.

Judge Tony Fazzio set his bond at $250,000.

The victim was transported to a local hospital and immediately taken into emergency surgery. He is listed in critical condition.