Man accused of shooting at officer after hold-up
BATON ROUGE - Police said they caught up with a man wanted for holding up a Baton Rouge fast food restaurant last month and shooting at an officer who tried to arrest him.
Police arrested Willie Vinning, 23, on suspicion of attempted murder of a police officer and armed robbery for the hold-up.
According to arrest records, Vinning crawled through the window of the Jack-in-the-Box store at 2805 Scenic Highway just after 3 a.m. on Dec. 9 and demanded money from the clerk at gunpoint. The clerk gave him a bag of cash from the store safe, and Vinning fled in a gold-colored car.
Police said an officer in the area spotted the vehicle and chased it to the intersection of N. 25th and Willow Street, where the car crashed. The officer said Vinning fled on foot, firing at least one shot at him as he ran.
Investigators contacted the owner of the wrecked vehicle, and said they were told Vinning had been driving it. They said the clerk from the store identified Vinning out of a photo lineup, and officers arrested him.
Police booked Vinning into the parish jail, where he was given a $200,000 bond.