Police: Victim shoots man who kidnapped him at gunpoint, robbed him

BAKER, LA (WAFB) - A victim turned the tables on his would-be robber early Monday morning, according to investigators.

The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office reported Jaylan Franklin, 22, of Zachary, was arrested after being treated for injuries not considered life-threatening.

Baker Police Chief Carl Dunn said the victim, a reserve constable, was loading up his truck on Ligon Road in Zachary late Sunday night when he heard a noise outside. Dunn said when the victim looked up, he saw the suspect on a bike pointing a gun at him. He added the suspect demanded money, but the victim didn't have any.

At that point, the suspect demanded to be taken to ATMs, according to Dunn. The police chief stated the pair rode together to multiple cash machines to withdraw money. Dunn said the victim eventually reached his limit, but the suspect allegedly told him that was not good enough.

"Hold up," the victim reportedly told the suspect. "I've got another bank card at home."

According to Dunn, the suspect rode with the victim to his home in Baker.

"I've got big mean dogs, so don't come in," the victim reportedly said.

"If you're not out fast, I'm coming in," the suspect allegedly replied.

Dunn said the victim went inside his home, grabbed his gun, and waited. He also said once the suspect entered the home, the victim shot him once, disarmed him, and waited for officers with the Baker Police Department to arrive. Dunn added the victim was able to get all of his money back.

Franklin will be booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on charges of aggravated kidnapping and armed robbery by the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office. He is also facing charges of aggravated burglary, resisting, and bench warrants from Zachary by the Baker Police Department.

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