Tuesday, July 26, 2016

LA: Car and Gun Beats Gun in Baton Rouge

The victim was trying to drive away from his home in 1800 block of 73rd Avenue near Somerset Street around 5 p.m.when he was blocked by the assailant, identified Friday as Joseph Williams, 20, of 2169 77th Ave. Williams then got out of his vehicle and, armed with a gun, began shooting, said police spokesman Sgt. Don Coppola Jr.

The 25-year-old returned fire in self-defense and was able to duck down to avoid getting shot, Coppola said in a news release. As the man accelerated to get out of the area, Williams was hit by the car. The driver then stopped to call police.

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