An armed man who attempted to rob a Choctaw Drive grocery store Wednesday night and exchanged gunfire with an off duty police officer was later arrested, according to a Baton Rouge Police Department news release.
Officers were called at 8:42 p.m. to the Piggly Wiggly at 3880 Choctaw Drive to respond to a report that a police officer had been shot at, according to the release.
The officer was working extra duty in plain clothes at the store when a man walked into the business with a gun.
After the police officer identified himself as a law enforcement officer the armed man fired two shots at him, the release says. The officer fired back.
Neither man was injured in the gunfire.
The armed man ran away from the store but was later caught and booked with attempted armed robbery and attempted murder of a police officer, according to the release.