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Man arrested for allegedly shooting at ex-girlfriend's current boyfriend

2 months 3 weeks 3 days ago Tuesday, October 24 2017 Oct 24, 2017 October 24, 2017 6:14 AM October 24, 2017 in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Raquel Derganz Baker

BATON ROUGE- Deputies from the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office arrested a man after he allegedly shot at his ex-girlfriend's current boyfriend.

The incident took place Monday at a residence on Meadowdale Drive.

The 32-year-old female victim said she and her boyfriend were at her residence on the day of the attack. While getting out of the car, the victim noticed a red colored four-door Chevrolet enter her driveway. She identified the driver of the car as her ex-boyfriend, Robert Simon.

The woman told officers she noticed Simon was walking in her direction, armed with a handgun. The victims then ran into the residence and tried to lock the door, but Simon forced it open.

The female victim ran and hid in a bedroom closet. While hiding from Simon, the victim told authorities she heard two gun shots. 

According to arrest records, Simon had knocked the male victim to the floor, pointed the gun at him and told him to get the f*** out. Simon then chased the male victim away from the residence and shot at him two times. Deputies later found the two spent shell casings at the scene.

After she heard Simon's car drive away, the woman left the closet and went to a neighbor's house to call for help. While at the neighbor's house, the she said she saw Simon return to the scene to pick up his cell phone, which he dropped in the driveway.

Later, the male victim returned to the residence and told the female victim what had happened.

After the attack, investigators say Simon had contacted a woman and told her he tried to kill someone. He wanted to go to the other woman's residence to talk, but, fearing for her life, she did not answer the door when Simon knocked on her door. The woman said that Simon had a black backpack with him when he arrived at her residence.

Simon was located by authorities at a residence in the 6000 block of Hooper Road. Deputies conducted a search of the area in an attempt to locate the gun used in the attack. They were able to find Simon's backpack behind another residence. In the backpack, deputies found clothing, Simon's ID, two bags of suspected marijuana and several baggies.

Simon is charged with attempted first-degree murder, aggravated burglary, aggravated assault with a firearm, possession with intent to distribute and possession of drug paraphernalia.

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