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Mattit Abdulghani

A Baton Rouge man was arrested Friday after police say he shot and injured a 41-year-old customer following an argument at a local meat market, said Baton Rouge police spokesman Sgt. L'Jean McKneely.

Abdulghani Mattit, 28, is accused of shooting the man in the leg at the City Town Meat Market at 8818 Scotland Ave., around 8 a.m. Friday morning, McKneely said. Mattit was an employee of the store. 

During the scuffle, Mattit struck the victim on the side of the head with a piece of wood, then the two began to wrestle, and finally Mattit broke away to retrieve a handgun that was behind the counter, according to his arrest affidavit. The other man was attempting to leave when Matttit allegedly shot him, McKneely said. 

Mattit never called police and tried to dispose of evidence by sweeping and mopping the floor and picking up spent shell casings, the affidavit says. 

The man who was injured was driven to a residence on Scenic Highway. Emergency Medical Services took him to a hospital, said EMS spokesman Mike Chustz. 

McKneely said the victim is expected to survive. Mattit told police that he intentionally fired at the victim to make him leave the store, but did not intentionally strike him, according to the affidavit.

Mattit, 8818 Scotland Ave., was booked into Parish Prison on counts of aggravated battery, attempted second-degree murder, illegal possession of a stolen firearm, illegal carrying of a weapon and a fugitive from New York.