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Attempted murder suspect surrenders to police

Maurice Lewis (Source: East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office) Maurice Lewis (Source: East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office)
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A man wanted for attempted murder turned himself in to authorities Thursday afternoon.

Crime Stoppers officials reported Maurice Lewis, 32, of Baton Rouge, surrendered to detectives with the Baton Rouge Police Department around 3:30 p.m.

Lewis faces charges of attempted second-degree murder, illegal use of a weapon and illegal carrying of a weapon by person convicted of certain felonies.

Investigators said Lewis shot a man in the stomach on North 16th Street on February 3. They added it happened a few hours after the two men had gotten into an argument at a business on Scenic Highway.

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