Police say man shot girlfriend and bit officer during arrest

Police say man shot girlfriend and bit officer during arrest

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Police said it took five officers to detain a man accused of shooting a woman, choking her and biting one of the officers trying to arrest him Monday night.

The Baton Rouge Police Department reported John Belliazere Jr., 24, of Baton Rouge, was booked on the following charges:

Attempted second-degree murder

Police said they were called to Dalton Street around 9:30 p.m. for a shooting and the first officer on the scene reported seeing Belliazere holding a woman in a choke-hold. According to the probable cause report, the woman was Belliazere's girlfriend and was screaming that he was trying to kill her.

Authorities stated the first officer was able to help the woman break free and tried to put Belliazere in handcuffs. A second officer reported arriving on the scene and tried to help the first one in cuffing the suspect. He said Belliazere was "kicking and rolling around on the ground." The officer added they were able to put the cuffs on him after a struggle.

According to reports, the suspect was able to roll over onto his side and bit one of the officers on the arm. Police said another officer used a stun gun on the suspect in order for him to be detained. They added it took five officers and a set of shackles to detain him.

Reports indicate the suspect continued to kick and would not calm down after being put in the police car, so he was taken to a Baton Rouge hospital. It was learned the woman had been shot in the arm. EMS took her to the hospital. The wound is not considered life-threatening. She reportedly told investigators Belliazere shot her through the bathroom door. Police reported a double-barreled sawed-off shotgun was found at the scene.

He was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison once he was released from the hospital.

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