Baton Rouge man faces attempted murder charges

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A man is behind bars on attempted murder charges after allegedly shooting at a woman several times.

It happened on March 27th at around 10:12 p.m.

According to a probable cause report, 32-year-old Derrick Eugene Green of Eleanor Drive in Baton Rouge, allegedly drove up in a black SUV and called out to the victim by name. The victim told police that once Green approached her, he inquired if she knew him. The victim said she responded that she did not know Green, and she turned around to walk away from the vehicle.

Then, Green allegedly opened fire on the victim. The woman told officials that she tried to run away, but she was struck once in her right ankle.

Authorities reported the victim was able to identify Green from a photogenic lineup of six males with similar features.

Officials disclosed, in the probable cause report, that Green is a convicted felon with a criminal background that consists of the following charges: Aggravated Burglary, 2nd Degree Battery, Unauthorized Entry, Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, Aggravated Assault, Flight from an Officer, Simple Battery, Criminal Damage to Property, and Domestic Abuse Battery.

The report also revealed Green has are several complaints for not yet being arrested for his alleged involvement in a shooting at the apartment where he resides.

Green was arrested and booked into the EBR Parish Prison and currently faces charges of Attempted 2nd Degree Murder "for his specific intent to kill or inflict great bodily harm", Illegal Use of a Weapon, and Possession of a Firearm by a convicted felon.

His bail was set at $225,000.

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