A man wanted in the attempted murder of a teenager in Baton Rouge was found Tuesday hiding inside a school bus by Lafayette police after a search with a police dog unit near Northside High School, officials said.
Brian Holliday, 27, of Baton Rouge was arrested on one count of simple battery and an attempted murder warrant from East Baton Rouge Parish.
He’s accused of shooting a 16-year-old boy, who was found lying in the grass Tuesday in the 1400 block of Jasper Ave., with a gunshot wound to the torso, according to an East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s report.
Witnesses said Holliday and the teenager were arguing prior to the shooting, according to the report.
Holliday was with a female companion, 17-year-old Danielle Anderson of Lafayette, who was booked on one count of simple burglary, said Cpl. Paul Mouton, a Lafayette police spokesman.
Mouton said Lafayette police were alerted at around 11 p.m. Tuesday that Holliday was with Anderson in an area surrounding Northside High School, which is located near Moss Street on the city’s northeast side.
“Lafayette police officers, assisted by the Lafayette Police Department’s K-9 Unit, located both suspects hiding inside of a Lafayette Parish School Bus,” Mouton said in a release.
According to the Lafayette Correctional Center, both suspects are in jail and bail has not yet been set.