BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – An officer with the Baton Rouge Police Department was asked to stop by a witness in the 1800 block of S. Sherwood Forest Blvd. around 5:45 p.m. on Tuesday, July 5.
A call was received “where a male and female could be heard yelling and the male possibly said someone had a gun,” according to the affidavit.
The witness mentioned that a vehicle was shot at by someone while it was moving along S. Sherwood Forest Blvd.
Multiple shell casings were located on the road by the officer.
While one officer was processing the scene, another officer spotted a suspect.
That suspect attempted to run but did not make it far.
The suspect was identified as Sha’courtney Orange, 21, of, Baton Rouge.
The 21-year-old said that she was in a vehicle with a man when he beat her and threw her out of the vehicle.
Orange claims that shots were fired in self-defense because of that.
The officer pointed out that shooting at a vehicle that was driving away from you is not self-defense.
A witness said that the victim in this case removed Orange from the driver’s seat at which time the 21-year-old began shooting at the vehicle.
According to the victim, they were on the way to get food when Orange became “rude.”
The affidavit states that Orange was asked to get out of the vehicle and did not do so.
Orange allegedly produced a gun from her apron and the victim got into the back seat of the vehicle.
The victim is said to have then pushed Orange out of the vehicle.
The Baton Rouge woman held a gun out pointing it at him and squeezed the trigger but the gun either malfunctioned or did not have a round in the chamber,” according to the affidavit.
The victim says that multiple gunshots were heard as he was trying to get away from the scene.
An inspection of the vehicle uncovered bullet holes in three difference areas.
Orange was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on Wednesday, July 6.
The Baton Rouge woman is charged with Attempted First Degree Murder, Aggravated Criminal Damage To Property and Illegal Use Of Weapons Or Dangerous Instrumentalities.
Bond for Sha’courtney Orange is set at $450,000.