A 26-year-old man has been arrested the shooting of a 15-year-old girl Monday afternoon in the area of Breckenridge Avenue, according to the Baton Rouge Police Department.
Charles Sibley, 26, of 8121 Greenwell Springs Road, was arrested and booked into Parish Prison on charges of aggravated battery, illegal use of a dangerous weapon and felon in possession of a firearm.
Police said the shooting happened at about 4:30 p.m. Monday when witnesses said Sibley was driving in the 5600 block of Breckenridge Avenue and an unknown black man on foot began shooting at the vehicle. Witnesses said Sibley left the car with his own weapon and exchanged gunfire with the other man. Police are still searching for the second man.
During the gunfire exchange, a 15-year-old girl sitting at her computer was struck by a stay bullet in a nearby home. The girl was taken to the hospital, but the wound doesn’t appear to be life-threatening, police have said.
Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call the Violent Crimes Division at 389-4869 or Crime Stoppers at 344-7867.