A woman was struggling for her life Wednesday after police said she was shot by her husband Tuesday night in the kitchen of a restaurant where she worked.
Calixto Aleman, 14355 S. Harrels Ferry Road, shot his wife at 7:48 p.m. Tuesday at the Market Street Café, 1853 Muriel Ave., police spokesman Cpl. L’Jean McKneely said.
The 33-year-old victim was transported to a hospital with life-threatening injuries, McKneely said.
Aleman, 34, left the restaurant on a bicycle, but was arrested Wednesday, McKneely said.
Aleman was booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on one count each of attempted first-degree murder and possession of a firearm with an obliterated number.
Bogalusa man held in Gwen Drive killing
A Bogalusa man was arrested Tuesday and accused of shooting and killing a man on Gwen Drive on Sept. 15, a police spokesman said.
Bogalusa Police arrested Anthony Dewayne Peters, 1030 E. 7th St., late Tuesday and brought him to Baton Rouge, Cpl. L’Jean McKneely said.
Peters was booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on one count each of second-degree murder, illegal use of a weapon, theft of a firearm and theft of a motor vehicle.
Peters is accused in the slaying of Gregory Wayne King, 41, 1652 Gwen Drive, McKneely said.
Police went to King’s home after his family told authorities they had not heard from King in two days, McKneely said.
Police found King inside his home dead from a gunshot wound to the head, McKneely said.
Man, 19, accused in assault, rape
A 19-year-old man was arrested Wednesday and accused in the assault and rape of a woman earlier this month, an affidavit of probable cause says.
Kristian Charles Shaffer picked up the victim and brought her back to his home, the affidavit says. Shaffer asked the victim if they could have sex, and the victim said, “No,” the affidavit says.
Shaffer became angry, forced the woman down onto a bed, punched her in the face and raped her, the affidavit says.
Shaffer, 9140 Dancy Ave., was booked into Parish Prison on one count of forcible rape.
Subdivision crimes lead to four arrests
Four men were arrested Wednesday in a rash of residential burglaries in the Monticello subdivision off North Flannery Road, an East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman said.
Deputies responded to a 9:30 a.m. call Wednesday about a burglary in progress at 11613 Flamingo Drive, Casey Rayborn Hicks said.
When they arrived, the burglars fled and a chase ensued, Hicks said. They were caught a short time later.
Investigators tied the men to several other burglaries in the area that occurred during the past two weeks, Hicks said, adding that the men sold the stolen items on the street .
The four men arrested are: Louis Knighten, 51, 11484 Flamingo Drive; Caderrus Mitchell, 20, 3375 Courtland Drive; David Betts Jr., 19, 3725 Sarasota Drive; and Thomas White, 24, 11623 Waverly Drive.
The men were booked into Parish Prison on six counts each of simple burglary, simple criminal damage to property and theft.
Authorities arrest 2 on suspicion of DWI
Authorities arrested at least two people suspected of driving while intoxicated in East Baton Rouge Parish and booked them into Parish Prison between 2:30 p.m. Tuesday and 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, booking records show.
Those booked and the counts against them:
• Matthew Martin, 30, 1723 Letitia St., first-offense DWI, failure to signal and improper turn.
• Sheri Weil, 51, 442 Cenetary Drive, first-offense DWI and headlights required.