Baton Rouge police arrested two men in an armed robbery attempt that led to gunshot wounds for one of the victims.
The incident began on Friday afternoon when 19-year-old Gregory Gustave called the two victims and asked them to give him a ride from Government Street to Washington Avenue, according to the police report. The report does not say how Gustave knows the victims but indicates they agreed to pick him up.
When they arrived at the 2800 block of Washington Avenue, Gustave made a call on his phone and got out of the car — and that’s when Joshua Harris, whose address is nearby, appeared behind the car, and both Gustave and Harris drew guns and demanded money from the victims, the report says.
When one of the victims tried to flee, Harris shot him at least twice, the report says. That victim was taken to a hospital for treatment of injuries not considered to be life-threatening.
Gustave, 5426 McClelland Drive, Baton Rouge, and Harris, 20, 2811 Washington Ave., Baton Rouge, both were booked on counts of attempted first-degree murder, attempted armed robbery and illegal use of a dangerous weapon.
Authorities book 7 on suspicion of DWI
Authorities arrested at least seven people suspected of driving while intoxicated in East Baton Rouge Parish and booked them into Parish Prison between 2:30 p.m. Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, booking records show.
Those booked and the counts against them:
Richard Burrell, 46, 2488 Barber St., Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI, reckless operation of vehicle, motor vehicle insurance required, driver’s license not in possession, battery of police officer, simple assault of police officer and license plate switched.
Danielle Choate, 22, 25714 Emerald Terrace Drive, Spring, Texas, first-offense DWI and improper lane usage.
Clarence Fouchia, 32, 9631 Lewis St., Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI, reckless operation of vehicle, seat belt violation and driver’s license revoked or suspended.
Jasmine Harris, 23, 22756 Plainsland Drive, Zachary, first-offense DWI, reckless operation of vehicle and improper lane usage.
Quincy Lendo, 25, 7855 Nottingham St., Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI and hit-and-run.
Melvin Matthews, 23, 9222 Junelise Drive, Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI and unreasonable speed.
Stephen Thibodeaux, 31, 14060 Greenwell Springs Port Hudson Road, Pride, first-offense DWI, headlights required and reckless operation of vehicle.
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