Ex-boyfriend nearly shoots victim, himself in altercation; arrested on attempted murder charges
POSTED: Wednesday, March 6, 2013 - 12:00pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, March 6, 2013 - 3:54pm
Baker, La — Baker police have arrested a man for attempted murder after almost killing his ex-girlfriend and himself.
On Febrary 25, police were sent to a convenience store, located at 4940 Groom Road, in reference to a disturbance. Officers found a female victim that had visible signs of injuries. She stated that her ex-boyfriend, Charles Clayton Williams Jr., 34, battered her and almost killed her.
The victim stated that the suspect came over to her apartment and stated he wanted to talk about their past relationship. She said that Williams grew upset and pulled out a gun.
The victim attempted to flee, but the Williams struck her with the weapon and battered her inside the apartment. She fought for control of the gun, causing the gun to go off inside the apartment building.
The victim then stated that Williams attempted to kill her and then himself she pleaded for her life and one last chance to see their children. The victim said this gave her the opportunity to escape and run to the convenience store, where she contacted the police.
On March 5, the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s office was able to successfully arrest Williams as a fugitive from Baker. He was extradited and later booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison.
Williams was charged him with Attempted Second Degree Murder, Aggravated Battery, Domestic Abuse Battery, and Illegal use of a Weapon.