Two East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies’ investigation into a possible domestic battery Saturday morning outside a Baton Rouge nightclub ended in a shootout that resulted in two people injured and two arrests.
According to a Sheriff’s Office news release, deputies arrived at Club MVP in the 8500 block of Greenwell Springs Road about 1:30 a.m., and shots rang out in the club parking lot during their investigation.
Deputies returned fire and struck two people, the release says. The two who were hit were taken to the hospital with non life-threatening injuries, according to the release.
Louisiana State Police, who were called in to investigate, arrested two men late Saturday believed involved in the shooting, Donald Jones, 33, of Baton Rouge, and Raheem Nigge Taylor, 23, of Albany, Georgia.
State Police spokesman Trooper 1st Class Bryan Lee could not confirm whether Jones and Taylor were those injured in the shooting.
According to the police report, Taylor arrived with four other people early Saturday morning. One was escorted out of the club after a skirmish in the club, and as the group was leaving got into an argument with Jones in the parking lot. Taylor and Jones each pulled out guns, and Taylor fired in Jones’ direction. Deputies standing near Jones at the time returned fire and hit two people, though police would not confirm who was wounded.
Taylor, 1725 W. Oakridge Drive in Albany, Georgia, was booked on a count of attempted first-degree murder, attempted second-degree murder and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
Jones, 2227 General Mouton Ave., was booked on five counts of aggravated assault and one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.