Man arrested, charged with attempted first degree murder after May shooting

Man arrested, charged with attempted first degree murder after May shooting

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A man was arrested several months later for a shooting incident that occurred back in May 2016.

Anthony John Marshall, 35, was arrested around 11 p.m. Sunday, October 16 and charged with principal to attempted first-degree murder, intimidation of a witness, and felon in possession of a firearm.

Back on May 12, officials were contacted in reference to an incident that had taken place on May 11 involving a shooting on North Acadian Thruway West. The victim claims he was traveling on Midway St. when he came to a stop sign at North Acadian Thruway West. While stopped, the victim says a gold car, driven by Marshall, pulled out in front of him, preventing him from fleeing.

The victim also says that another man, identified as Aurtrell Bivens, was sitting on the roof of the car with his legs hanging through the sunroof. Bivens then allegedly fired two shots at the victim. The victim says the firearm appeared to malfunction and stopped firing. The victim says Bivens then told him "he would never make it to court." Bivens was arrested during a separate shooting where the victim was also shot.

The victim told police he believes Bivens was attempting to kill him in order to make the original charges dropped. The victim was able to positively identify Marshall as the one driving the vehicle used to block him at the stop sign so Bivens could shoot at him. Marshall then assisted with the escape after shooting at the victim and yelling threats. The victim says Marshall is responsible for Bivens' attempts to kill him due to past disagreements.

Marshall has numerous previous arrests for drugs and other crimes and is currently on parole for possession with intent to distribute marijuana and possession of cocaine. His parole is due to end in 2018.

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