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Police say parking lot shooting happened during Craigslist deal

8 years 2 weeks 1 day ago Friday, May 06 2016 May 6, 2016 May 06, 2016 11:44 AM May 06, 2016 in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Hunter Robinson, Trey Schmaltz

BATON ROUGE - A victim turned the tables on robbers Thursday when he shot at them as a Craigslist sale turned violent, police said.

New information was released by Baton Rouge Police Friday morning.  WBRZ was first to report about the altercation Thursday evening.  Investigators said a man scheduled a meeting with others in the parking lot of a bowling alley on Airline Highway to sell something he posted on Craigslist.  Police said the victim, who was selling the merchandise, was held at gunpoint around 7:30.

The victim posted on Facebook he fired after being shot at.

"I had two guns pointed to my head and I got shot at, the bulet (sic) missed me by inches so I know God was with me," the victim wrote.  "I'm grateful to be alive today and I'm greateful (sic) for my guns.  ...For those that think guns are bad and should be taking away from American citizens think again, because mine saved my life."

After the shooting, the suspect ran into All Star Lanes.  Overnight, police said one person was detained for questioning but there was no information available about the suspect Friday.  Police did release that the victim was robbed of several items, including what he was trying to sell.  Police did not release specifics about the merchandise. 

No one was hit, and no one was hurt in the altercation. 

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