Man faces attempted murder charges after failed home invasion
BATON ROUGE – Police say a Baton Rouge man faces attempted murder charges after they say he tried to break into a home and shot a man Saturday night.
The shooting happened around 6 p.m. Saturday at an apartment complex on Cezanne Drive.
According to Baton Rouge Police, the victim said he heard someone trying to open the front door of the apartment. The victim said he opened the door and 35-year-old Calvin Edwards II tried to push his way into the home. The victim was able to push Edwards out of the apartment and the two men began fighting on a balcony.
The victim told investigators that Edwards pulled a gun from his waistband and fired two shots, striking the victim in the stomach. An unknown black female then pulled Edwards away. The victim said Edwards fired two more shots before leaving the scene.
The victim later identified Edwards in a six man photographic lineup as the man who tried to enter his home.
Two hours after the first incident, police say Edwards arrived at Our Lady of the Lake Hospital to be treated for a gunshot wound to the abdomen. Edwards was taken into custody at the hospital.
Edwards was charged with attempted home invasion, attempted second-degree murder and illegal use of a weapon.