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24-year-old arrested for attempted murder in Wednesday morning shooting

10 months 3 weeks 5 days ago Sunday, October 30 2016 Oct 30, 2016 October 30, 2016 11:32 AM October 30, 2016 in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE - A 24-year-old man was arrested for attempted second degree murder in connection to a shooting that occurred on Cletus Dr. early Wednesday morning.

Officials said on Oct. 26, around 12:30 a.m., police were dispatched to Cletus Dr. in reference to shots being fired. Upon arrival, officials said police located a victim who was suffering from gun shot wounds to the shoulder and knee. He was rushed to a hospital by EMS.

After interviewing a witness, who was the victim's brother, police were able to determine that two black males came to the residence on Cletus demanding keys to a vehicle. The witness told police that as he and his brother were looking for the keys, shots were fired and his brother was struck, officials said.

The victim's brother provided the full name of one of the suspects, Aaron Batiste, 24, and also stated he knew the suspect through his brother that he worked with, according to officials.

Upon speaking to the victim, officials said he was unable to identify Batiste, but told officials that both suspects came to his residence looking for the keys and opened fire.

Police were able to confirm Batiste's identity after being positively identified by the victim's brother and another witness in a photographic line up.

Batiste was arrested and charged for attempted second degree murder and illegal use of a weapon.

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