BREAUX BRIDGE —Two men wanted in an armed robbery and shooting in Baton Rouge were themselves shot during an attempt to rob a Breaux Bridge homeowner early Tuesday, according to the St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office. 

Joseph Bruce Broussard Jr., 26, of Morse, and Drew Christopher Schexnider, 31, of Kaplan, remained in critical condition Tuesday afternoon after the homeowner they attempted to rob shot the two men, said St. Martin Sheriff's Office spokesman Ginny Higgins. 

One of the men rang a doorbell in the 1000 block of Auguillard Road in Breaux Bridge around 3 a.m. Tuesday, Higgins said, and when the homeowner came to the door, a second man appeared with a firearm. 

The homeowner then shot both of the suspects, Higgins said. One of the suspects fled the scene but was apprehended in a traffic stop a short time later.

Broussard and Schexnider were transported to an area hospital in critical condition, Higgins said.

Investigators learned the two men were also wanted in an armed robbery and shooting in Baton Rouge late Monday, said East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Casey Rayborn Hicks. 

Authorities believe one of the men approached a home in the 16000 block of N. Colony Way late Monday with a rifle and attempted to enter the residence, Hicks said. The homeowner tried to stop the man, and the homeowner was struck by a gunshot in the buttocks, Hicks said.

The suspect ran from the house and escaped with a getaway car, Hicks said. Detectives were able to link the two incidents, Hicks said. 

The investigation is ongoing, Higgins said. 

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