Posted: Aug 11, 2013 12:37 PM by Troy Gaulden
Updated: Aug 11, 2013 4:53 PM
BATON ROUGE - A man shot himself to death after shooting a relative around 11 a.m. Sunday on the 10000 block of Springbrook Ave., according to East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Casey Rayborn Hicks.
Hicks says 53-year-old Jerry Foster had an argument with his wife Sunday morning and later pulled out a gun and threatened to kill his family and himself. Foster then took his wife at gunpoint to a relative's house on Springbrook Avenue.
Foster then held his wife, teenage son, two adult relatives and their two children at gunpoint threatening to kill them all. Foster allegedly misfired at his wife, and the others tried to run away. Foster then shot his female relative in the back of the leg.
The husband of the woman shot ran to the back of his house to get his gun and fired several shots at Foster but missed. Everyone then fled the house, according to Hicks.
Hicks says deputies arrived on scene two minutes after receiving calls. When deputies arrived, Foster was outside looking for his relatives that ran away.
Foster then fled in his vehicle and committed suicide shortly after deputies pursued him. The woman was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Foster was pronounced dead at the scene, according to Hicks.
Springbrook Avenue is located off Bluebonnet Boulevard near Burbank Drive.