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Man tried to have former coworker killed after robbing and assaulting him

1 year 8 months 5 days ago Tuesday, September 20 2022 Sep 20, 2022 September 20, 2022 5:00 AM September 20, 2022 in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE - A man was arrested Monday for attempted first-degree murder after he allegedly told another man to shoot his former coworker.

The Baton Rouge Police Department initially responded to a shooting late on the night of Aug. 24 near Convention Street. The victim was left in serious condition but told police he was sitting on North 17th Street when two men approached him with guns. 

One of the men, later identified as Chauncy Wilkerson, 24, allegedly told the victim to empty his pockets and give them his belongings. The victim tried to run, but Wilkerson and the other, unidentified man chased and beat him while threatening to shoot him. 

The victim allegedly tried to knock on a neighboring home for help when he heard Wilkerson tell the other man to "shoot him." 

The victim was shot eight times.

He also told police he recognized Wilkerson as a former coworker, one who used to consistently bully him, and one who allegedly stole some of his things the month before, robbing him at gunpoint.

Wilkerson was arrested Monday and booked on armed robbery, attempted first-degree murder, illegal use of weapons, and simple criminal damage to property.

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