Man shot when confronting person suspected of breaking in his home Thursday
BATON ROUGE – Vigilante justice likely resulted in two people being injured in a squabble over a home invasion in the Melrose East neighborhood Thursday.
Police released some details hours after the shooting, though the situation is still cloudy due to the various crime scenes and people involved. WBRZ.com broke details of the shooting earlier in the day.
In the most recent update from authorities, police said one person was taken to a hospital after being shot in the arm and a second person had very minor injuries to a finger following the altercation.
Police said a man returned home to officers investigating a home invasion at his residence. The man left to confront who he believed was responsible. While arguing with the suspected intruder, there was a struggle and the unidentified suspect's gun was fired, hitting the man who was the victim of the home invasion and a second person who accompanied him to the confrontation.
The gunman – who is also believed to be responsible for the home invasion – ran away after the shots were fired.
The person who was shot was taken by car to Baton Rouge General Medical Center Mid-City, which no longer has an emergency room. Paramedics were then sent to that hospital to treat the injury and move the patient to a different hospital.
The shooting happened on Rembrandt Avenue, the home invasion was at a residence on North Donmoor.
Names of those involved were not released.