Baton Rouge man arrested for shooting at woman, 10-month-old child; second suspect wanted

Baton Rouge man arrested for shooting at woman, 10-month-old child; second suspect wanted
Photo provided by the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office.

POSTED: Wednesday, September 4, 2013 - 4:30pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, September 4, 2013 - 6:03pm

A Baton Rouge man was arrested for his alleged participation in firing 10 shots at a woman who was with her 10-month-old child.

The incident happened on Monday, Sept. 2 shortly after 10:00 p.m. According to the victim, the shots were fired in the parking lot as she was removing her infant child from her vehicle.

According to the arrest report, the victim told officers that she was previously involved in a dispute with the suspect, Demarco Montreal Hayes, 21. She allegedly confronted Hayes about his involvement with a vehicle that was stolen from the apartment complex earlier that day.

Hayes was located at his residence and questioned by officers. He admitted to being involved in the dispute with the victim and to threatening her by saying “I got somebody for you.” He additionally claims that he did not fire the shots. Rather, a second unidentified suspect fired the gun.

The victim did note that a second man was at the scene with Hayes prior to the shooting. She also witnessed the man fleeing the scene with Hayes after the shots were fired.

Detectives have not yet identified the second suspect involved in the case. However, Hayes was arrested and charged with Attempted First-Degree Murder and Illegal Use of a Weapon. He was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison. His bond was set at $85,000.

The report additionally notes that Hayes has an “extensive criminal history” that includes previous arrests for Second-Degree Battery, Aggravated Assault and Theft of a Firearm.

If you know anything about this incident or the identity of the second suspect, call Crime Stoppers at (225) 344-STOP (7867). You can also text your tip to CRIMES (274637). Include CS225 at the beginning of your message.

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