Suspect turns himself in after DWI stop turned car chase; Baton Rouge police shot at man as he brandished gun, ran from car _lowres

Stanley Yates

A suspect who led Baton Rouge police on a car chase Thursday night and then fled on foot with a handgun after being shot at by an officer turned himself into police on Saturday.

Stanley Yates, 19, was wanted for aggravated assault with firearm of a police officer, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and aggravated flight from an officer, said Baton Rouge police spokesman Cpl. L’Jean McKneely on Friday.

While an officer was interviewing a woman standing outside a Chevy Cobalt pulled over for suspected drunk driving Thursday night, Yates - who was inside the car - surreptitiously slid into the driver’s seat and sped away with other people inside the car, McKneely said.

The sedan had been pulled over at 10:50 p.m. on the corner of North Acadian Thruway and North Street, McKneely said. He was unable to confirm the name of the driver suspected of DWI or whether she was arrested.

Yates, holding a firearm, led officers on a chase that ended in the 4000 block of Lynn Street, McKneely said. After turning toward authorities with the weapon in hand, Yates ran away while an officer fired one shot at him.

McKneely said on Saturday that Yates was not shot.

The officer involved in the shooting was placed on paid administrative leave, per department policy, McKneely said.

Yates, of 3311 Linden St. or 3275 Anna St., turned himself in without inciddent and was booked into Parish Prison Saturday.