Police officers investigated a shooting in the 700 block of Marcellious Lane on Monday.

A 26-year-old man was shot in the chest at 6:41 p.m. while walking down the street, police spokesman Sgt. Don Stone said in a news release.

The victim was transported to a hospital where he remains in critical condition.

Anyone with information is urged to call police at (225) 389-3844 or Crime Stoppers at (225) 344-7867.

Police seek suspect in attack on woman

Police are looking for a man who broke into a 58-year-old woman’s home on Willow Oak Avenue on Sunday, raped her and stole one of her checks and her car.

The woman was sleeping in her living room when she was awakened at 10:30 p.m. by a man holding a bed sheet, police spokesman Cpl. L’Jean McKneely said Monday.

The man threw the bed sheet over the woman’s face, put a knife to her chest, forced her into the back bedroom and raped her, McKneely said.

The man then took one of the woman’s checks and her car, a 1995 white four-door Mercury Marquis, McKneely said.

The rapist was described as a black man, stocky, between 5 feet 9 inches and 5 feet 11 inches and between 220 and 230 pounds, McKneely said.

The man was wearing a white T-shirt and blue jeans, McKneely said.

Anyone with information can contact police at (225) 389-3853 or Crime Stoppers at (225) 344-7867.

BR woman booked on suspicion of DWI

Authorities arrested at least one person suspected of driving while intoxicated in East Baton Rouge Parish between 2:30 p.m. Sunday and 2:30 p.m. Monday, booking records show.

Tamela Gant, 28, 9366 Bimini Drive, was booked into Parish Prison on one count each of first-offense DWI and reckless operation of a vehicle.