Faulty refrigerator cited in house fire

A faulty refrigerator caused an early morning house fire at 1113 N. 48th St., according to a Fire Department news release.

Fire damage was contained to the kitchen while the rest of the home had moderate smoke damage, the news release said.

The resident said a flickering light and heat from the fire woke him up, the new release said.

The resident escaped unharmed; firefighters got the call at 4:27 a.m., the release said.

Man shot in his car; police seek shooter

Police are investigating the Tuesday morning shooting of a man who called police from his vehicle at 8:30 a.m. and told them he had been wounded.

Police later found the man sitting in a green BMW parked at Istrouma High School, 3730 Winbourne Ave., police spokesman Sgt. Don Stone said.

The man told investigators he was driving along Winbourne when he was shot, Stone said.

The man was taken to a hospital for treatment.

Anyone with more information can contact police at (225) 389-4869 or Crime Stoppers at (225) 344-7867.

Authorities book 3 on suspicion of DWI

Authorities arrested at least three people suspected of driving while intoxicated in East Baton Rouge Parish and booked them into Parish Prison between 2:30 p.m. Monday and 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, booking records show.

Those booked and the counts against them:

• Carl Howard, 40, 6645 Glen Echo Drive, second-offense DWI, improper lane usage and reckless operation of a vehicle.

• Nestor Reyes, 41, 11300 S. Walker Court, DWI, driver’s license not in possession and failure to maintain control.

• Brett White, 28, 9133 Ridge Pecan, DWI, reckless operation of a vehicle, driver’s license not in possession and obstruction on highway.