BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A 35-year-old man was arrested for attempted murder after being accused of firing a gun in broad daylight. Investigators recovered a stolen gun his home, as well as a variety of drugs.
According to the arrest report, the investigation began on Wednesday, Nov. 6 at roughly 3:40 p.m. The victim called police and reported that a man fired a gun at him at a location on King Street.
"The [suspect] was standing on the side of King Street next to a tree when [the suspect] noticed the victim's vehicle," notes the arrest report. "The victim stated that [the suspect] then reached for a black bag on the side of a tree and armed himself with a firearm. [He] then fired one round at the victim's vehicle, which struck the frame of the vehicle under the passenger side door as the victim was passing."
The victim drove to a secure location and called the Baton Rouge Police Department for help. The victim was able to identify the suspect as Tyrone Clay, 35, and gave them his address. When officers arrived at the location, they claim Clay had marijuana on his person and a firearm in plain view on the front porch of his home.
When questioned, Clay allegedly admitted to the shooting and told officers the gun he used was located inside his home. Police obtained a search warrant and found the gun, as well as various drugs and items used for distribution purposes.
When investigators later learned that the recovered gun was reported stolen in Livingston Parish.
"[Officers] located 190 gms of marijuana in a black back pack in the kitchen, several digital scales, a total of $1,632.75 in denominations consistent with Distribution, several boxes of small sandwich baggies, Codine Syrup, 5 Xanex, 16 Temazepam, and 1 Hydrocodone."
Clay was arrested and charged with Attempted First-Degree Murder, Aggravated Criminal Damage to Property, Illegal use of a Weapon. Illegal Possession of a Stolen Firearm, Possession with Intent to Distribute (schedule I, III, IV, V) Possession of a Legend Drug, Possession of a Firearm with a Controlled Dangerous Substance, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. He was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison.