A Baton Rouge man who was treated at a hospital for a nonlife-threatening gunshot wound in the early morning hours Friday was later arrested on felony firearms counts.
East Baton Rouge sheriff’s deputies responding to a call about a shooting at 17232 Jefferson Highway around 1:30 a.m. Friday found Travis Cobbs, 27, of that address, wounded from a gunshot to his torso, the arrest report says.
Homicide detectives investigating the crime scene found evidence that more than one firearm had been fired at the time of the shooting, the report says.
Cobbs told deputies he had fired a .380 caliber handgun, after being shot, that detectives later recovered from one of Cobbs’ relatives. The firearm, which Cobbs told deputies he had purchased and assumed to be stolen, had been reported stolen in 2015 to Baton Rouge Police, the report says.
Cobbs has a previous conviction in Orleans Parish Criminal District Court of possession with intent to distribute marijuana that prohibits him from possessing a firearm, the report says.
Cobbs was booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on illegal possession of a firearm by a felon and illegal possession of a stolen firearm.
The report does not indicate if the other shooter has been identified or apprehended.