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Police investigating shooting at gas station along Scenic Highway

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BATON ROUGE - A man was arrested Friday for a shooting on Scenic Highway last month that left a 19-year-old with life-threatening injuries.

The Baton Rouge Police Department arrested Aaron Young, 19, for his involvement in the shooting.

Police say the shooting happened outside the CITGO gas station on Scenic Highway shortly before 8 a.m. on Feb. 25.

Officers responding to a robbery found a 19-year-old victim on the ground by the gas pumps with a gunshot wound to the chest.

The victim was reportedly brought to a hospital with life-threatening injuries. He was then rushed into surgery, police say.

The victim later told detectives that he met Young nearby, and Young asked to use his cell phone. The victim refused, leading to a physical struggle over the phone.

During the altercation, Young drew a weapon and fired one shot at the victim, striking him in the chest, according to police.

Young was booked Friday into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on charges of attempted first-degree murder, felon in the possession of a firearm, and illegal use of a weapon.

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