Baton Rouge Man Charged With Two Counts of Attempted Second Degree Murder

Baton Rouge Man Charged With Two Counts of Attempted Second Degree Murder
Tuesday, February 15, 2011 - 1:30pm

BATON ROUGE, LA (NBC33) -- A Baton Rouge man has been charged with two counts of Attempted Second Degree Murder. East Baton Rouge Parish Violent Crime Unit (VCU) Detectives arrested Melichi Corbin, 22, the day before Valentine's Day, Sunday, Feb. 13.

Detectives tell NBC33 News that a victim was standing outside of his home when a black Chevy pick-up truck drove by and fired shots at him. A bullet struck the victim in the leg, but he managed to chase the suspect, who then escaped through the back door of the victim's home.

A second victim, standing on the 7400 block of Dan Dr., saw two black males exiting the residence where the first shooting had taken place. One of the suspects shot at him, striking him in his ankle. They then sped away in the aforementioned black Chevy pick-up truck.

Detectives were able to gather enough evidence, including the first victim's description of the suspects and vehicle, to charge Corbin.

In addition to these charges, VCU investigators learned Corbin had prior warrants for his arrest stemming from a separate incident that occurred earlier in the same day on Matthews St. The EBR Sherriff's Office Armed Robbery Division had already charged him with one count of Attempted Armed Robbery and two counts of First Degree Murder. 

Corbin attempted to rob a victim and fired five times as the victim fled.

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