A man was booked into jail Tuesday after authorities say he unleashed a "volley of gunfire" at officers, injuring a Baton Rouge police sergeant who was responding to reports of a domestic dispute in which a woman was being beaten Monday evening.
Clifton Gerard Eames, 24, is accused of firing at Sgt. Ralph Walker, a 22-year veteran of the city's police force, said department spokesman Sgt. L'Jean McKneely Jr.
Walker was hit in the leg and is recovering at a local hospital. His injuries are not life threatening.
A police sergeant was shot and hospitalized Monday night while responding to a domestic disturbance at a residence off Nicholson Drive, a law …
Eames was booked into Parish Prison on three counts of attempted first-degree murder of a police officer and illegal use of a weapon.
The incident happened shortly before 8 p.m. Monday at Eames' apartment in the 900 block of Geranium Street, which is near Nicholson Drive.
His arrest report states that police initially responded to reports of "a male beating a female" — the second call about such abuse occurring at that location.
The officers approached the door and "heard the muffled sounds of a female coming from within the apartment," according to the report. Police started knocking loudly and announcing their presence, then kicked down the door but "discovered that a futon style couch was blocking the entry door from fully opening."
"The three officers were able to force open the door and were immediately met by a volley of gunfire," police wrote. "As the three officers fled from in front of the door, a second volley of gunfire erupted. Officers retreated and a standoff ensued."
After firing his gun, Eames tried to run away, but was taken into custody without incident. He later confessed to shooting at the officers, according to the report.