One arrested, one at large after pawn shop shooting
BATON ROUGE - Police announced an arrest Tuesday after a pawn shop worker was shot following a theft at the Baton Rouge business this week, and officers said a second person is still on the run.
Cpl. Don Coppola said 17-year-old Christopher Stovall turned himself in and was charged with attempted second-degree murder and theft of a firearm Monday night.
Detectives said around 1:30 p.m. Monday Stovall and a second man went into the City Pawn Shop No. 2 on Airline Highway. While in the business police said the men grabbed merchandise off the counter and ran out the door. Police said an employee chased after them and caught up with the second man, who shot the employee after a struggle.
The worker's injuries were not life-threatening according to police. The man who shot him was described as 5'8" with a muscular build and shoulder-length dread locks, last seen wearing a white t-shirt and blue jeans.
Anyone with any information about the man's identity should call BRPD Armed Robbery Investigators at (225) 389-3845.