BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The Baton Rouge Police Department reported Antonio Scott was arrested Tuesday, September 18 after detectives received information from a Crime Stoppers tip.
Police said he was arrested in the 3700 block of East Brookstown Drive.
According to the probable cause report, a search of Scott’s apartment turned up an AK-47 in the dishwasher. The report stated the gun was reported stolen.
Baton Rouge police are asking for the public’s help in locating a man they consider armed and dangerous.
Antonio Scott, 40, is wanted on charges of attempted second-degree murder and illegal use of a weapon.
Investigators say Scott fired several shots at a man he got into an argument with outside of a home in the 4700 block of Paige Street on June 16.
Scott was also allegedly involved in a deadly shooting near Howell Park on June 7. That shooting was featured in a Crime Stoppers on WAFB on June 8 but at the time investigators were still processing evidence from the crime scene.
Lt. Don Stone, a Crime Stoppers spokesperson, said authorities now have evidence connecting Scott to the June 7 shooting.
Anyone with any information on other wanted suspects is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 344-7867 or texting CS225 plus your message to CRIMES (274637).
You can also message Crime Stoppers anonymously from their facebook page or website www.crimestoppersbr.com
You do not have to give your name to collect this or any Crime Stoppers Reward but you must call Crime Stoppers.