Random shooting on Perkins Road


POSTED: Sunday, February 20, 2011 - 3:39pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, February 23, 2011 - 12:45pm

THIS IS AN NBC33 NEWS UPDATE: Dalvin D. Mullens, 18, has been charged by East Baton Rouge detectives with three counts of Attempted First Degree Murder.

Mullens was already in the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison for previous charges. He told detectives he got into a argument with three men in another vehicle; he claims one of them drew a gun, so he drew his own weapon and began to shoot. 

Mullens then took the police to where he hid the weapon in question.

Mullens admitted to detectives that he drove to the Shell station and while there got into a verbal altercation with three males in another vehicle. Mullens said one of the men in the other car pulled a gun from the glove compartment of their car, so he drew his own gun and began shooting at them.

Mullens took detectives to the location where he had stashed the weapon used in the Shell station shooting and he was charged accordingly.


BATON ROUGE, La (NBC33) - East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Deputies are still looking for two men who fired guns close to Perkins Rowe Saturday, Feb. 19.

An off duty Sheriff's Deputy was working a beat at Perkins Rowe. Around 7:30 pm, the deputy heard five to seven gunshots ring out at the Shell gas station across the street.

The deputy saw two men sped away before he could get there.

East Baton Rouge Detectives also found that a passing car was struck by one of the stray bullets. Fortunately, no one inside the car was hurt. They also say no bullets landed in Perkins Rowe.

Deputies say, the best way for citizens to stay safe is to report these incidents as soon as they happen.

This incident happened rather close to home for the NBC33 News team. In fact, Meteorologist Bree Smith went to grab a quick bite to eat at the wrong time and witnessed the entire scene unfold. Watch her account of what happened exclusively here on NBC33tv.com. 

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