Police identify burglary suspect shot overnight

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Posted: Aug 6, 2014 3:39 PM by Brock Sues
Updated: Aug 6, 2014 3:39 PM
Source: WBRZ

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Topics: burglary, Bem Sampson, arrest, Adams Ave, BRPD

BATON ROUGE - Police released the name and status of a teen who was shot while burglarizing a Baton Rouge home on Wednesday morning.

Investigators said 19-year-old Bem Sampson was detained after he was shot in the arm by a 57-year-old victim while he attempted to burglarize a residence on Adams Ave.

Police said they found the teen around 1 a.m. about a block away from the crime scene on Monroe Ave.

Sampson was treated at a nearby hospital, released and booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on a simple burglary charge.

BRPD said the incident is still under investigation.

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