Police arrest man accused of posing as UPS worker in Baker shooting

Police arrest man accused of posing as UPS worker in Baker shooting

BAKER, LA (WAFB) - A man accused of posing as a UPS delivery person and shooting a man twice on March 12 was arrested Tuesday by Baker Police.

Police arrested 17-year-old Keddrick Augustus and charged him with attempted first degree murder, attempted armed robbery, aggravated criminal damage to property and illegal use of a weapon, according to Baker Police Chief Mike Knaps.

Just before 9:30 a.m. on March 12 in the 4500 block of Harding Street, the homeowner called 911 saying someone knocked on his door and identified themselves as working for UPS. When the victim opened the door, Augustus was pointing a pistol at him and demanded money.

The victim said he immediately slammed the door and that is when Augustus fired three shots through the metal door. The victim was shot in his shoulder and forearm.

Police say Augustus left the scene on foot. The victim was taken to the hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

Detectives first arrested Augustus Monday morning after noticing he was concealing a .45 caliber gun. While question him, they learned he was in the area at the time of the shooting and also had the gun on him, but Augustus denied having anything to do with the shooting.

His gun was compared to the casing at the crime scene and ballistics came back as a match to the handgun found on Augustus.

Augustus has been booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on a $15,000 bond.

Augustus was also charged with simple burglary of an inhabited dwelling for a separate incident.

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