Police arrest man suspected of shooting woman in the chest

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Police said they arrested a 38-year-old man after a woman was shot in the chest early Friday morning.

The Baton Rouge Police Department said Roy Hayward is accused of shooting a 28-year-old woman after an argument. Her name was not released.

The shooting happened in the 12000 block of Province Place around 4 a.m.

Cpl. L'Jean Mckneely Jr. with BRPD said the victim was taken to the hospital with injuries not considered life-threatening.

Hayward was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on charges of attempted first-degree murder, illegal use of a weapon and illegal carrying of a weapon.

A second person was taken into custody for questioning, but was released. Police dogs and a helicopter were used in the search.

The investigation is ongoing.

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