Man arrested for murder; drove woman he allegedly shot to hospital where she later died
BATON ROUGE - A man was arrested Wednesday after a woman he allegedly shot Saturday died in the hospital.
According to the Baton Rouge Police Department, 31-year-old Gerald Smith drove 41-year-old Cathy Watson to a hospital Saturday night with a gunshot wound. Officers reported that Smith said Watson accidentally shot herself.
After she passed away in the hospital, the coroner determined Watson's injuries were consistent with a homicide.
Officers later learned Smith and Watson got into a physical fight at a laundromat on Greenwell Street earlier in the night Saturday.
Smith was arrested for second-degree murder, illegal use of a weapon and domestic abuse.
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