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Man faces attempted murder charge for allegedly shooting at driver who ran over his dog

Ronald Clark (Source: East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office) Ronald Clark (Source: East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office)
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

Police arrested a man believed to have shot at a car after the driver ran over his dog.

The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office reported Ronald Clark, 46, of Baton Rouge was booked Thursday afternoon on the following charges:

Attempted second-degree murder

Illegal use of a weapon

Aggravated criminal damage to property

No seatbelt (warrant)

No bond was set.

According to the probable cause report, a driver headed down Stern Drive on Sunday when he stopped after feeling a jolt and thinking he ran over something. The report added he then realized he had accidentally hit a dog he did not see run out into the road.

"I'm gonna put that 45 on you," the report stated Clark told the driver as he started to get out of the vehicle.

Investigators said Clark allegedly reached into the front of his pants, so out of fear of getting shot, the driver jumped back in his vehicle and drove off. They added Clark jumped onto the side of the vehicle before the driver could get away. The driver reportedly swerved, hitting a garbage can and several mailboxes, trying to get Clark off the vehicle.

Authorities said Clark eventually fell off the car and as the driver continued to flee, he reportedly heard multiple gunshots. Detectives reported finding a bullet lodged in the windshield of the car.

They added while investigating the case, they found Clark had a bench warrant for a traffic violation.

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