Baton Rouge police: Man threatens girlfriend, father with gun, later hides in bushes outside their house _lowres

Marlon Morris, 21

A 21-year-old Baton Rouge man lay in wait outside his girlfriend’s home with a handgun, hours after putting a gun to the woman’s head and threatening to kill both her and her father Monday night, Baton Rouge police said.

Marlon Morris, 6056 Beechwood Drive, was arrested and booked into Parish Prison on two counts of attempted second-degree murder, aggravated assault with a firearm and resisting an officer. According to a police report, Morris got into an argument with his girlfriend. When her father intervened, called police and demanded that Morris leave, Morris allegedly pulled out a handgun, put it to her head and then pointed it at her father, saying that he’d kill them both. The father and daughter were able to escape the house unharmed.

About 90 minutes later, a caller reported to police that Morris had returned to the home and was hiding outside in some bushes with a weapon. When officers arrived, they found Morris pacing in a field near the house. Following a short foot chase, police used a stun gun to stop Morris, according to the report.

After searching the area, officers located a .380-caliber handgun hidden underneath a white sweater about 20 feet from where Morris had apparently been hiding.