BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A Baton Rouge man was shot in the arm, but after investigating, police arrested him, not the person who pulled the trigger.
According to the probable cause report submitted by the Baton Rouge Police Department, the incident happened Tuesday, March 7 shortly after 11 p.m. Police were called to an apartment complex located 11500 block of Harrell's Ferry Rd. for a man who had been shot.
When they arrived, they learned that the victim, Jasmine Franklin, 29, was actually the accused aggressor and the woman who shot him says she was simply defending herself.
"[The victim] advised she did not want Franklin at her residence and told him to leave," states the report. "[She] advised that Franklin beat on her door repeatedly and eventually kicked in her door causing the door to have damage."
Once inside, the woman says she got her gun and told Franklin to leave.
"Franklin eventually left out of the residence but advised [her] he would damage her car," the report continues. "[She] followed Franklin out into the parking lot still holding the gun and told him to leave."
At this point the woman says Franklin "lunged" at her, so she shot him.
Franklin was struck in the arm. He then ran off before police arrived.
The report also notes that Franklin has prior arrests for violent offenses. Prison records show that Franklin had been released from the East Baton Rouge Parsh Prison on March 1 on bond for a charge of theft of a firearm.
Franklin was later arrested and charged with home invasion and damage to property. He was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison.