A 26-year-old Baton Rouge man wanted for allegedly shooting at a car full of people in early September was captured by Baton Rouge Police Wednesday after a brief chase on Interstate 110.
John Sterling, 1826 74th Ave., fired a number of rounds into a car in the early morning hours of Sept. 6 in the 3800 block of Adams Avenue, hitting one man in the left shoulder and leaving the car riddled with bullet holes, according to the arrest warrant.
Baton Rouge police officers spotted Sterling shortly before 1 p.m. Wednesday on northbound I-110 in north Baton Rouge and tried to pull him over, a police report says.
Instead of pulling over, Sterling led police on a two-mile chase on the interstate, running a number of other cars off the highway and hitting speeds more than 25 mph over the speed limit, the report says.
Sterling exited the highway, failed to yield, skidded off the road and crashed into a culvert before bailing out of the car and trying to run from police, the report says.
He was arrested nearby in the 2700 block of Iberia Street and booked into Parish Prison on counts of attempted first-degree murder, illegal use of a weapon, aggravated flight and resisting an officer.