Police investigating accidental shooting
Police are investigating what appears to be the accidental shooting of a 16-year-old boy Sunday at a residence in the 4600 block of Wells Street near College Drive, police spokesman Lt. Don Kelly said.
The boy was wounded when the weapon he was holding or was grabbing from another person discharged and struck him in the face, Kelly said in a news release.
The victim is being treated at a hospital for a nonlife-threatening injury, Kelly said.
Man found wounded on Tracey Avenue
Detectives are investigating the Sunday night shooting of a man in the 9200 block of Tracy Avenue, East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Casey Rayborn Hicks said.
Deputies were called to the scene at 10:30 p.m. and learned the victim was shot and wounded by a man driving an early or mid-1990s red Chevrolet pickup with tinted windows, Hicks said.
The shooter was described as a thin, short-haired black man between 20 and 30 years old, Hicks said.
Anyone with information about this incident can contact the Sheriff’s Office at (225) 389-5000 or Crime Stoppers at (225) 344-7867.
Suspect, 31, booked in woman’s beating
A man accused of holding his ex-girlfriend in her home against her will and beating her for more than four hours earlier this month was arrested Sunday, an arrest warrant said.
Kevin Cortese, 31, 7635 Jefferson Highway, was booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on one count each of second-degree kidnapping, aggravated battery, aggravated second-degree battery and aggravated burglary.
Cortese also allegedly burned the woman’s arm with a cigarette, the warrant said.
When the victim started to scream, Cortese ran away with her house keys, the warrant said.
Before Sunday, Cortese has been arrested three times for battery against the same victim, the warrant said.
He was booked on May 28, with second-degree battery; March 3, 2009, simple battery; and Sept. 10, 2008, domestic abuse battery, the warrant said.
BR man, 33, facing molestation count
A Baton Rouge man was arrested Sunday, accused of trying to inappropriately touch a girl at her East Baton Rouge Parish home, an affidavit of probable cause said.
Jonathan Lee, 33, 4750 Evangeline St., attacked the girl on a sofa just after midnight Sunday, the affidavit said.
The girl got away from Lee, locked herself inside a bathroom and called her mother, the affidavit said.
Lee, threatening to kill the girl, broke into the bathroom and tried to grab her, the affidavit said.
The girl escaped again and ran to her grandparents’ house nearby, the affidavit said.
Lee was booked into Parish Prison on one count each of molestation of a juvenile and simple assault.
Police arrest man, 17, in robbery of four
Police arrested a 17-year-old man Monday accused of robbing several people at gunpoint on Seneca Street on April 13, according to an arrest warrant.
Anthony Stallings, 10950 Darryl Drive, was booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on one count of armed robbery.
Four people were playing basketball in the 2200 block of Seneca when a black vehicle pulled up, the warrant said.
Stallings allegedly got out of the vehicle with a handgun along with another man who was carrying a rifle, the warrant said. Stallings is accused of ordering everyone to the ground, searching the victims’ pockets and taking a victim’s cellphone before driving away, the warrant said.
The victim whose cellphone was stolen told officers he recognized Stallings as a local rapper named “Lit Blueblack,” the warrant said.
Authorities book one on suspicion of DWI
Authorities arrested at least one person suspected of driving while intoxicated in East Baton Rouge Parish and booked her into Parish Prison between 2:30 p.m. Sunday and 2:30 p.m. Monday, booking records show.
Alexandra Smith, 20, 16207 Henderson Bayou Road, Prairieville, was booked on one count each of first-offense DWI and possession of Schedule IV drugs.
Compiled from staff reports. To talk to a crime reporter at The Advocate, call (225) 388-0369.