Homeowner holds robber at gunpoint until police arrive
BATON ROUGE- A local man is facing multiple charges including armed robbery after putting a gun to a man's head in his front yard and demanding money Wednesday.
The incident took place at a residence on East Brookstown Drive just after 12:15 a.m. The victim told authorities he was in his front yard when someone walked up behind him and put a gun to his head. The suspect, identified as Travion Springer, then demanded money from the victim.
Springer lead the victim into the residence to retrieve the money when a struggle over the gun broke out between the two. During the struggle authorities say Springer pulled the trigger and shot the victim in the left hand, injuring his middle finger. The victim was able to gain control over the gun and lead Springer back into the front yard. He held Springer at gunpoint until authorities arrived at the scene.
Once at the residence, authorities discovered the gun used by Springer had been reported stolen. Springer was charged with armed robbery with a firearm, aggravated second-degree battery and possession of a stolen firearm.