The man shot by a private security guard after what police say was an attack on the watchman on Sherwood Forest Boulevard earlier this month was arrested Tuesday night.
Derwin Wilson, 32, of the 3300 block of White Sands Drive in Baton Rouge, is the man who “began acting erratically” after wrecking his car in the 1500 block of Sherwood Forest Boulevard Sept. 3, prompting a security guard to confront him, according to a Baton Rouge police affidavit. Wilson punched the guard in the face, eventually wrestling him to the ground and hitting him in the head, the document said.
The security guard was able to push Wilson away and point his firearm at him, but Wilson tried to grab the weapon, according to the affidavit. After fighting off more attacks from Wilson, and “fearing for his life,” the guard fired a single shot at Wilson, the statement said.
Baton Rouge police arrived at the scene and handcuffed Wilson, who resisted, the affidavit said. Police said Wilson would likely face criminal charges after his treatment at a hospital, department spokesman Cpl. L’Jean McKneely told The Advocate earlier this month.
The security guard has not been identified.
Wilson, who has previous drug distribution convictions, the affidavit said, faces counts of attempted possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, attempted simple robbery, simple battery and resisting an officer in the incident. He was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison in lieu of $166,000 bail, according to jail records.