Man arrested for lounge shootout

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Posted: Jul 31, 2012 4:10 PM by Russell Jones
Source: Baton Rouge Police Department

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Topics: baton rouge, police, shootout, longbranch, lounge, walker, billy hoover, arrest

BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a Walker man in connection with a fight that escalated into a shootout at a Baton Rouge lounge.

Detectives arrested Billy W. Hoover, 45, after the shooting last night at the Longbranch Lounge on Florida Boulevard.

Police said Hoover was forced out of the business after getting into a fight with someone inside. Hoover got a handgun from his vehicle, and police said the victim also armed himself for protection.

Police said Hoover started shooting and the victim returned fire before Hoover shot him in the side. Two other victims were also hit in the leg. None of the injuries were life-threatening.

Detectives found and arrested Hoover in suspicion of three counts of attempted first degree murder and illegal use of a weapon.

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