Police are investigating the armed robbery of a Days Inn Hotel on Sunday in which the attacker used a syringe to inject the victim in the neck with an unknown substance in order to subdue him, a police spokesman said.

The robbery happened about 1 a.m. at the hotel at 2949 Varsity St., said Cpl. L’Jean McKneely, a police spokesman.

The hotel was closed for the night when a man knocked on the lobby door, McKneely said.

The clerk opened the door, and the man reached to shake his hand, McKneely said.

When the clerk shook his hand, the man pulled out a syringe and stuck the clerk in the neck to incapacitate the victim, McKneely said.

The attacker then robbed the victim and stole a TV from the hotel, McKneely said.

The robber is described as a black man in his late forties or early fifties, about 6 feet tall and weighing about 120 pounds, McKneely said.

Anyone with information on this robbery is asked to call police at (225) 389-3845.

BR man, 19, accused in non-fatal shooting

A 19-year-old Baton Rouge man was arrested Monday for the April 10 non-fatal shooting of another man during an argument over a woman, according to an arrest warrant.

Kedrick Sims confronted the victim, accusing him of insulting Sims’ girlfriend, the warrant says.

The victim denied saying anything negative about the woman, and Sims challenged the victim to a fight, the warrant says.

The victim squared off to fight, and Sims pulled out a gun, the warrant says.

The two men struggled over the gun, and Sims shot the victim once in the leg, the warrant says.

Sims, 2116 Gracie St., was booked into Parish Prison on one count each of attempted second-degree murder and illegal use of a weapon.

Police: Man attacked while sitting in yard

Authorities are investigating a shooting on Cherry Hill Drive in which a man was shot multiple times while sitting in his backyard, according to an East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman.

The victim, described as a Hispanic man, was in his backyard at 10870 Cherry Hill Drive about 4:20 p.m. when two men approached him, said Casey Rayborn Hicks, Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman, in a news release.

The men spoke briefly before one of the two unidentified men shot the victim multiple times, Hicks said.

The attackers were last seen running north toward Coursey Boulevard, Hicks said.

The victim is at the hospital with life-threatening injuries, Hicks said.

Anyone with information on this shooting is asked to call the Sheriff’s Office at (225) 389-5000.

Authorities book one on suspicion of DWI

Authorities arrested at least one person suspected of driving while intoxicated in East Baton Rouge Parish between 2:30 p.m. Sunday and 2:30 p.m. Monday, booking records show.

Bryce Beals, 36, 656 Magnolia Woods Drive, was booked into Parish Prison on one count each of first-offense DWI, improper lane usage and inspection sticker violation.