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Suspect released from hospital, arrested following shooting on Chippewa Street

1 year 1 month 2 weeks ago Friday, August 31 2018 Aug 31, 2018 August 31, 2018 5:23 AM August 31, 2018 in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE - Police have charged a suspect following a Monday shooting.

The incident was reported on Chippewa Street near Plank Road just before 7 p.m. At the time, police said one person was found at the scene and a car was found crashed into a house.

The shooter was later identified as 37-year-old Kyle Jones.

According to the arrest report, the victim and Jones had gotten into a physical altercation before the shooting. Police say Jones brandished a gun and threatened to shoot and kill the victim's nephew. Jones left the scene but returned minutes later.

That is when the shooting began.

The arrest report shows that Jones parked a silver Hyundai across the street from the residences, got out, and opened fire. The victim, who was also armed with a gun, returned fire.

During the investigation, police found approximately 60 ecstasy pills and a plastic bag of suspected marijuana in Jones' car.

The victim was transported to an area hospital after being shot in the arm and leg. Jones was also transported, but the extent of his injuries weren't provided.

After being released from the hospital, Jones was arrested. 

Jones was charged with attempted second-degree murder, aggravated criminal damage to property, aggravated assault with a firearm, felon in possession of a firearm, illegal use of a weapon, possession of marijuana or synthetic cannabinoids, and distribution/possession with the intent to distribute.

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