Police: 14-year-old shot man who sexually battered him
BATON ROUGE – Police say a 14-year-old shot a man he said sexually battered him in the backseat of a car earlier this month.
Germorius Ferguson, 20, was charged with felony counts of indecent behavior with a juvenile and sexual battery. He was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison Wednesday.
The shooting happened on March 10 near the intersection of West Windsor and Duchess Drive.
According to arrest records, the 14-year-old was being investigated for attempted murder when he said Ferguson inappropriately touched him. The 14-year-old said he was sitting in the backseat of Ferguson's car when his 16-year-old brother "began talking about 'gay stuff'" with Ferguson. Ferguson then reached into the backseat and rubbed the 14-year-old's pants.
The 14-year-old told police that he pulled a handgun from his backpack and shot Ferguson in the head. Ferguson then got out of the car and fled the scene.
Investigators spoke to the 16-year-old boy who said he had met Ferguson over Instagram months before the shooting. Documents say Ferguson gave the 16-year-old money in exchange for future sexual favors but was mad when the 16-year-old wouldn’t have sex.
The 16-year-old told police that he was meeting with Ferguson to discuss money owed. He added that he never promised Ferguson sexual favors with the 14-year-old. He told investigators that he made sexual gestures toward Ferguson inside the car but only saw Ferguson reach into the backseat then the gunshot.
Police obtained the 16-year-old’s login information and found messages where Ferguson made sexual references towards the teen.
Documents say Ferguson told detectives that he was trying to sell t-shirts to the teens but they shot him in the head.