BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Police said a man suspected of badly beating a woman was also wanted in connection with a shooting that sent the victim to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.
The Baton Rouge Police Department reported Sherman Bessie, 36, of Baton Rouge, is accused of hitting a woman with a tire rim. According to the probable cause report, witnesses told investigators Bessie threw the rim at the woman and it hit her in the face.
Officers who responded to the incident Sunday said the woman had severe lacerations on her face and a rim was lying next to her. Her condition was not released. Officers returned to the home early Monday morning and arrested Bessie. They added he had a Cadillac Escalade that had been reported stolen.
Documents show there was also a warrant out for Bessie's arrest in connection with a shooting on December 8. The warrant stated Bessie walked up to another man on Shay Avenue and the two started arguing. It added Bessie is suspected of pulling out a gun and shooting the man in the neck. The victim's name was not released and his current condition is unknown.
The East Baton Rouge Parish Prison reported Bessie was booked on charges of second-degree battery, theft of a motor vehicle, attempted second-degree murder, illegal use of a weapon and felon in possession of a firearm. No bond was set.