Baton Rouge Man Arrested For Allegedly Shooting Officer (UPDATED)
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana man is in custody after he allegedly shot and wounded a police officer responding to a domestic dispute.
Baton Rouge police say 24-year-old Clifton Eames, of Baton Rouge, was arrested Monday on three counts of attempted first-degree murder of a police officer and illegal use of a weapon. Police records did not indicate whether Eames has an attorney who could speak on his behalf.
Police spokesman Sgt. L'Jean McKneely says the man shot at officers investigating a dispute between Eames and a woman and a bullet hit Sgt. Ralph Walker in the leg. McKneely says Walker, a 22-year police veteran, has been hospitalized with injuries not considered life threatening.
McKneely says the officers at the scene didn't return fire.
No other injuries were reported.
WBRZ-TV is reporting that a Baton Rouge police officer was shot Monday evening.
The officer was reportedly shot Monday evening at an apartment complex off Nicholson Drive.
Eyewitnesses say that they saw an officer limp to an ambulance and then it drove away. We will continue to follow this developing story out of Baton Rouge.