One man is in custody and police are searching for his accomplice in the shooting and wounding Monday of a pawn shop employee, Baton Rouge police said Tuesday.
Christopher Stovall, 17, turned himself in to police at the 2nd District Precinct at about 7 p.m. Monday, said Cpl. Don Coppola Jr., a Baton Rouge police spokesman.
Detectives are still searching for a second man who accompanied Stovall on Monday afternoon into the City Pawn Shop, 8271 Airline Highway, where the duo posed as customers, Coppola said.
A store employee was showing the pair a gun when one of the men grabbed the weapon and both men ran out of the store, an employee said Monday. Two employees chased after the men. One of the men ran around the side of the building with an employee in pursuit, when the man suddenly pulled out a handgun and fired at the employee, wounding him in the leg, the employee said.
The employee was treated at a hospital and later released.
Stovall, of 814 S. 16th St., was booked into Parish Prison on counts of attempted second-degree murder and theft of a firearm.
The man still at large is described as a dark-skinned black man, around 5 feet, 8 inches tall with a muscular build and shoulder-length dreadlocks, police said.
Those with any information may contact Armed Robbery Investigators at 389-3845 or Crime Stoppers at 344-7867.