Baton Rouge police arrested a Denham Springs man on five counts of attempted first-degree murder.
Thomas Fefee, 24, 23816 Rosemont Avenue, Denham Springs, is accused of trying to hit officers with his car in a March 2 incident at the Acadian Village Shopping Center that ended with police opening fire on the car.
He was booked on the counts at 5 p.m. Wednesday, police spokesman Cpl. Don A. Coppola Jr. said in a news release.
Fefee and his brother, Justin Fefee, were injured in the shooting. Both were later transported to a hospital where they were treated and released.
The incident began at 11 p.m. that night when a state Department of Public Safety officer attempted to stop Fefee’s vehicle, a 2006 Mercedes E350 that had only one illuminated headlight. Baton Rouge police officers joined the chase, which ended at the Acadian Village shopping center at the corner of Perkins Road and Acadian Thruway, where Thomas Fefee intentionally damaged a parked vehicle, police have said. Fefee also drove in the direction of several uniform officers before they opened fire.
An inventory of the vehicle revealed loaded firearms, police have said. Both men were booked at that time on felon in possession of a firearm.
None of the five officers involved in the incident was injured. They are: Dustin Johnson, with the department for eight years; Doug Chutz Jr., with the department for seven years; Russ Hernandez, with the department for two years; Joshua Barnett, with the department for two years; and Richard Garon, a recent graduate from the academy who is in Field Officer Training.
Thomas Fefee was also booked on simple criminal damage to property.