Authorities arrested two men who were wounded in gunfire in Marrero, Louisiana, over the weekend, including a 20 year old accused of hiding cocaine in his injured buttocks. Akili Bailey of Marrero, and Treon Florant, 21, were shot multiple times in Marrero on Saturday afternoon, according to Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office reports.
Deputies were dispatched to a residence just before 4pm after receiving a report of a shooting. They arrived to find Bailey sitting out front in a chair with gunshot wounds to his buttock, leg and foot. Florant lay face-up in the grass, a few feet from Bailey. He suffered gunshot wounds to the back of his of neck, leg and knee. Both were taken to LSU Interim Public Hospital in New Orleans.
But when paramedics tried to assist Bailey, he refused to get up and appeared to be "clenching his buttocks together," the arrest report said. Authorities may have suspected his behaviour was due to the location of his injury. But a doctor who treated Bailey at the hospital retrieved a small bag containing 2.5 grams of cocaine from his buttocks.
Bailey was booked with possession of derivatives of coca leaves as well as two outstanding warrants for simple battery and simple criminal damage to property. Florant was booked on warrants issued in January for aggravated assault with a firearm and use of a firearm in connection with drug activity or violence. The victims were uncooperative and refused to answer questions about the shooting, an incident report said. No arrests have been made in the case.