1 arrested, 1 still wanted after woman, young daughter caught in crossfire of shooting

1 arrested, 1 still wanted after woman, young daughter caught in crossfire of shooting
Officers with the Baton Rouge Rouge Police Department say they are investigating a double shooting that left a woman and an 8-year-old child injured around 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020 in the 5900 block of Heidel Avenue in Baton Rouge, La. (Source: WAFB)

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - One man is now behind bars and another is still wanted in connection with the inadvertent shooting of a woman and her child.

Detectives say they executed a search warrant at a home in the 3100 block of Erie Street during the early morning hours of Oct. 14, however, neither of the suspects were present.

On Tuesday, Oct. 20, police arrested Joshua Cobb, 36. Jaylon Smullen, 20, is still wanted. Both are facing charges of six counts of attempted first-degree murder and aggravated criminal damage to property. The shooting happened Sept. 29 around 2:45 p.m. in the 5900 block of Heidel Avenue.

Jaylon Smullen, 20
Jaylon Smullen, 20 (Source: BRPD)
Joshua Cobb, 36
Joshua Cobb, 36 (Source: EBRSO)

The 26-year-old woman and her 8-year-old daughter were caught in the crossfire as two groups shot at each other, police say. Police say they did surveillance on the home on Erie Street and did background research and believed Smullen was still a resident at the home. After searching the home, they realized he was not living there.

BRPD Chief Murphy Paul says he has been in contact with the family and that the damages to the home will be entirely paid for by the department.

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