Arrest Made in Brutal Pipe-Beating of Shreveport Girl (Video)
It was thrown at her during a brawl at a convenience store.
Officials released surveilance video of the attack this week.
Police arrested Jack Jalen Tuesday in connection with the beating.
Shreveport police have arrested a man for his alleged role in striking a woman in the face with a metal object last month at a convenience store.
Just before 9:30 p.m. on July 26, officers were called to a convenience store in the 4400 block of Hilry Huckaby III Avenue on reports of an assault and battery.
When officers arrived, they found 18-year-old Jessica Byrnes-Laird who was suffering from injuries to her face.
Police say Byrnes-Laird’s boyfriend got into a fight with several other men at the store. That’s when authorities say 18-year-old Jalen A. Jack threw a metal pipe, striking Byrnes-Laird in the face.
Jack was booked into the Shreveport City Jail on one count of aggravated second degree battery.
A week after being attacked, Byrnes-Laird is slowly recovering emotionally and physically.
There is a GoFundMe page set up for Jessica Byrnes-Laird.
$25,000 has been raised so far for the girl.