Crime Stoppers: Man wanted by police on battery charges

Crime Stoppers: Man wanted by police on battery charges

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The Baton Rouge Police Department is looking for a guy accused choking one person and pistol whipping another.

Leroy Lockett, 29, is wanted by BRPD for domestic abuse battery with strangulation, home invasion, armed robbery, aggravated battery, possession of a firearm by a person convicted of certain felonies and illegal use of weapons or dangerous instrumentalities.

Police said Lockett allegedly slapped the first victim across the face after they got into a verbal argument.

Lockett then grabbed the victim and allegedly tried to strangle them. The victim was able to get away and run next door.

Lockett followed and when the person at the house next door tried to stop him, police said Lockett hit the second victim in the head with a pistol.

The second victim tried to call police, but police say Lockett grabbed the cellphone and ran from the home.

Police added Lockett fired a gunshot into the air in front of the home before he left the area.

Anyone with information about Lockett's whereabouts is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (225) 344-7867.

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