Baker man accused of firing gun several times at woman who stopped to pick up a friend _lowres

LeeMichael Williams

A 22-year-old Baker man was arrested Friday, accused of firing a gun several times at a woman in a vehicle on Tuesday.

The woman told police the incident happened when she went to pick up a friend at a residence in the 2400 block of South Magnolia Drive, Baker, to give her a ride to Baton Rouge, according to a Baker police department report.

She told police she parked in front of the home near where a group of men were standing when shots were fired from the direction of the group. She said she immediately drove away and called police, the report says.

Detectives found where her vehicle had been struck by what was believed to be bullets fire, the report says. Detectives also found several spent 9 mm shell casings on the driveway at the residence and another in the living room of the house, the report says.

The victim left the Baker Police Department after an interview with investigators the next day, and again attempted to pick up her friend to take her to Baton Rouge, this time at her friend’s home in the Glen Oaks area, the report says.

A group of men approached her once more and said they had heard about the shooting. The men began circling her vehicle, “inspecting it for damage,” the report says. She told police that one of the men, referred to as “Lee” by the other men, told her he was the one who shot at her.

LeeMichael Williams, 2416 South Magnolia Drive, was booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on a count of attempted second-degree murder, illegal use of a weapon, aggravated criminal damage to property and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.