Baton Rouge Man arrested for attempted murder of juvenile family member

Baton Rouge Man arrested for attempted murder of juvenile family member
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POSTED: Monday, July 1, 2013 - 7:00pm

UPDATED: Monday, July 1, 2013 - 7:11pm

A Baton Rouge man was arrested for attempted murder after he allegedly pulled a gun and fired shots at a juvenile family member during an argument.

The Baton Rouge Police Department reports that the incident originally occurred on Thursday, June 20 at a home on Powers Street. When officers arrived on scene, the suspect had already fled.

The victims told officers Robert George, 34, was involved in a verbal altercation with family members. Things got heated, and he allegedly struck a juvenile family member, then took off running when police were called.

Roughly 20 minutes after police left the home, George reportedly returned to the home. That’s when the altercation escalated.

“He allegedly punched his sister in the face and knocked her to the ground,” Cpl. L’Jean McKneely, Baton Rouge Police Department, said. “He then pulled her by the hair and rammed her into a glass plate. Her injuries were listed as serious but not life threatening. She was transported to the hospital.”

The juvenile family member who was involved in the first altercation reportedly attempted to intervene. When he did, George allegedly pulled out a gun. That’s when the teen took off running. George allegedly fired the gun his direction.

George managed to escape for a second time before officers arrived. However, he was located roughly one week later and was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison.

George is charged with Simple Battery, Second-Degree Battery, Illegal Use of a Weapon, Criminal Damage to Property (simple) and Attempted Second-Degree Murder.

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