UPDATE 11:05 a.m.: The shooting of an 18-year-old man by his roommate at a College Drive apartment complex yesterday has been ruled self defense by Baton Rouge police.
ORIGINAL STORY: An 18-year-old Baton Rouge man is being treated at a hospital after being shot by a roommate Monday evening at an apartment complex on College Drive, police said.
The victim, who was not identified, was shot around 5:30 p.m. at the Fairway View Apartments at 2225 College Drive, just north of Corporate Boulevard, said Cpl. Don Coppola, a Baton Rouge Police spokesman.
The shooting came after an argument between the victim and his roommate escalated into a physical confrontation, Coppola said.
“The victim went to attack the other roommate and was shot,” Coppola said.
The teenage victim was taken by ambulance to a hospital, where he was being treated for injuries that Coppola said are not life-threatening.
No arrests have been made in the shooting, which remains under investigation, Coppola said.