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Homeowner arrested after firing shot at ground, shrapnel injured intruder

1 year 4 months 2 weeks ago Thursday, March 02 2023 Mar 2, 2023 March 02, 2023 8:08 AM March 02, 2023 in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE - Deputies arrested a homeowner for negligent injuring after he allegedly fired a shot at the ground near an intruder and the bullet's ricochet struck the other man.

According to the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office, a man showed up at a residence on Burbank Drive Wednesday evening "unannounced and uninvited." He got into a verbal fight with the homeowner which turned physical, at which point the homeowner fired a gun into the brick walkway. 

Shrapnel from the bullet struck the intruder in the foot. His injuries were not life-threatening. 

Both men told deputies that the homeowner was not trying to shoot the intruder. 

The homeowner was arrested for negligent injury, and the other man was cited for simple battery. 

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