Suspect arrested in Prescott Road shooting
BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a man wanted in connection with a July 13 shooting on Prescott Road that left a man with life-threatening injuries.
Jonathan Foster, 25, faces charges of attempted second degree murder and possession of a firearm by convicted felon for his involvement in the shooting that happened at an apartment building in the 5600 block of Prescott Road earlier this month.
Law enforcement said an argument between Foster and the victim escalated after the victim threw a bottle at Foster.
A witness on the scene said they saw Foster pull out a revolver and fire the gun several times in the direction of the victim, striking him in the chest.
The victim was taken to a nearby hospital, rushed into emergency surgery and is currently listed in life threatening condition, according to police.
Foster had prior convictions for unauthorized entry of an inhabited dwelling in 2007 and 2009 and a 2010 conviction for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
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