Police and fire briefs for Dec. 27, 2012

Man accused of firing at car with 2 children

Baton Rouge police arrested a 20-year-old man accused of shooting at a car carrying four people, including two children, on West Brock Place in July, according to an arrest warrant.

A woman told police she had been in a fight with a family member of Jamarcus Harris on July 7 at 12200 W. Brock Place, the warrant says.

After the fight, the woman tried to leave in her vehicle with her two children and a friend inside, the warrant says.

Harris drove up next to the victim, stopped his car in the street and allegedly shot at her vehicle several times, the warrant says. No one was injured.

Harris, 11130 Cypress Dale Ave., was booked on one count each of attempted first-degree murder, illegal use of a weapon and aggravated criminal damage to property.

1 arrested on count
of intoxicated driving

Authorities arrested at least one person suspected of driving while intoxicated in East Baton Rouge Parish and booked him into Parish Prison between 2:30 p.m. Tuesday and 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, booking records show.

Kevin Murray, 34, 30761 Banett Lane, Denham Springs, was booked into Parish Prison on one count each of first-offense DWI, reckless operation of a vehicle and seat belt violation.

Compiled from staff reports. To talk to a crime reporter at The Advocate, call (225) 388-0369.