Attempted murder charges in April 8 N. Ardenwood shooting
BATON ROUGE - Police reported the arrest of a man accused of attempted murder charges in connection with a shooting that happened at a North Ardenwood apartment complex earlier this month.
According to BRPD, 20-year-old Jaquan Johnson was booked on charges of attempted second degree murder, illegal use of a weapon and carrying of a firearm by a convicted felon after he was identified by victims last Thursday.
The shooting happened in the 650 block of North Ardenwood Drive at around 6 p.m. on Apr. 8. Police said they responded to the scene to find a woman had been shot in the arm.
The victim was taken to Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center where she was treated for non-life threatening injuries.
Investigators later learned that Johnson had opened fire on people sitting in front of an apartment complex on that day, but he hit the woman seated beside his intended male victim.
Police noted that Johnson was currently on probation for a simple robbery charge at the time of his arrest.
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