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Man facing attempted murder charge after victim shot in stomach, leg

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BATON ROUGE - Police have arrested the suspect who allegedly shot a man earlier this month.

The shooting was reported on August 2 near the intersection of N. Sherwood Forest Drive and Bard Ave.

When police arrived at the scene, they found a man suffering from non-life-threatening gunshot wounds to his stomach and leg. The victim was transported to an area hospital for treatment.

According to the report, the victim was approached by a man identified as Jojuan Baker.

Baker allegedly pulled out a gun and fired at the victim multiple times. The victim attempted to flee but fell to the ground after being shot in the leg.

Baker is charged with attempted second-degree murder, illegal use of weapons or dangerous instrumentalities, and aggravated criminal damage to property.


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