BAKER — Baker police arrested an 18-year-old man Friday suspected of committing an attempted drive-by shooting May 29 on Georgia Street, according to an arrest warrant.
Greg Anthony Morris Jr., 11304 Cypress Glen Ave., Baton Rouge, was booked into Parish Prison on three counts of attempted first-degree murder, one count each of assault by drive-by shooting and illegal use of a firearm, and two counts of contributing to the delinquency of juveniles.
Morris was driving on Sherron Street with a 16-year-old girl and 16-year-old boy as passengers when they saw someone point a gun in their direction, the warrant says.
Morris told the 16-year-old boy to switch seats with him so he could fire back, the affidavit says.
The boy drove the SUV to Georgia Street where Morris, while in the rear passenger side seat, fired several rounds at the person and two other males, the warrant says.
The three males told police the shots came from a green SUV, and they identified the girl in the vehicle, the warrant says.
Police spoke to the girl, who directed them to Morris’ home in Baton Rouge, the warrant says.
Police found a green Ford Expedition at the home, which the girl said was the one used in the shooting, the warrant says.
Baker police discovered Morris had been previously arrested by the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office and Baton Rouge Police Department and booked on criminal counts such as illegal carrying of a weapon, simple robbery and simple battery, the warrant says.