Teen arrested for shooting cousin following argument
BATON ROUGE – The Baton Rouge Police Department arrested a teenager after shooting his cousin following an argument.
On Oct. 5 around 3 p.m., 19-year-old Tyrus Veal went to his cousin's home to confront him. According to the arrest report, Veal wanted to confront him "about a possible confrontation with the police."
Veal fired two gunshots into the ground to scare him, the report states. Veal's cousin then turned to go inside the home when Veal fired another shot, hitting him in the rear. He was later transported to an area hospital.
Veal was identified as the shooting suspect and was arrested for attempted second-degree murder.
Arrest records indicate that Veal has a criminal history that includes battery, drug possession and resisting an officer.