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Arrest made in Tuesday night Azalea Park shooting

3 years 4 months 2 weeks ago Wednesday, May 06 2020 May 6, 2020 May 06, 2020 9:17 PM May 06, 2020 in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE- Authorities responded to a shooting in Azalea Park near Old Hammond Highway Tuesday, May 5.

Officials say they arrived at the scene of the shooting around 9:15 p.m. and discovered a man with a gunshot wound to the abdomen.

Prior to being transported, the victim identified 34-year-old Eric Chadwick Holmes as the person responsible for shooting him.

Detectives say witnesses saw Holmes driving a silver Kia Optima, stop near the victim's car, and fire a gun at the victim. After shooting, Holmes fled away on Azalea Park, according to the report.

Detectives later learned that the victim's girlfriend is the owner of the car Holmes was driving, and she told authorities that her brother, Eric Chadwick Holmes, was the sole occupant of her vehicle at that time.

EBRSO Homicide Detectives later visited the victim at the hospital where they were told an argument sparked the rage and shooting at the shared home that the victim and his girlfriend, Holmes' sister, shared.

At the residence, Holmes allegedly shot the victim and chased after him by vehicle to a residence in the 13900 block of Azalea Park. When Holmes caught up, he shot the victim at least two times in the torso, according to East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office.

Holmes was charged with attempted second-degree murder, aggravated criminal damage to property, and ill use of a weapon.

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