Police: Man strikes roommate with bat

Police on Tuesday arrested a 29-year-old man accused of striking his roommate several times with a baseball bat on Monday.

Officers booked Hamza Ali Aezeh, 5375 Groom Road, at East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on a felony count of aggravated second-degree battery, according to booking records.

The investigating officer’s affidavit says the 41-year-old victim and Aezeh were involved in an altercation Monday afternoon and Aezeh allegedly attacked the man outside a Groom Road convenience store.

The victim told police he was hit in the face, head and arms with the bat before his attacker left the area.

Police obtained surveillance video from the store that shows the incident, the affidavit says.