A man who robbed and shot at a woman who was selling him an Xbox fled and was arrested after she managed to wound him with her own gun, Baton Rouge police say.
Police issued an arrest warrant for 20-year-old Dane Johnson on Sept. 29, the day after the shooting. He was booked Wednesday evening on counts of attempted murder and armed robbery.
Authorities responded to a report of a shooting at Willow Bend Apartments, 11070 Mead Road, around 8:10 p.m. on Sept. 28, according to the affidavit. Upon arrival, they found shell casings and the victim inside her home.
The victim told police Johnson contacted her earlier that afternoon to buy an Xbox she listed on Facebook Marketplace. He agreed to meet at her apartment when Johnson got off of work later that evening.
A man was shot to death early Wednesday outside a home just east of North Acadian Thruway and north of Gus Young Avenue, Baton Rouge police say.
When Johnson arrived at the apartment, he approached the victim and held a black pistol to her head, the affidavit said. The victim dropped the gaming console and fled to her car. Johnson picked up the Xbox and began shooting at the victim.
The victim was able to get her hands on her own pistol, fire several shots at Johnson, then flee to her car and call police.
Police were later notified of a man with gunshot wounds being treated at Oschner Hospital. He said he had been shot while walking on North Sherwood Forest Boulevard.
Officials took pictures of the man treated at Oschner and the victim immediately identified him as the man who robbed and shot at her.
A previous version incorrectly said the woman shot at the man with his gun. However, police say she used her own weapon. The Advocate regrets the error.