BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — A Baton Rouge man was arrested after allegedly shooting his nephew during an argument.
On Monday, May 9, an East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office detective responded to the Willowbend Lake Apartment Complex on Mead Road about a 25-year-old who was shot. The victim was shot in the groin/right upper leg, according to an affidavit. The victim’s injuries are considered non-life-threatening.
The affidavit said the victim told detectives he got into a verbal fight with his uncle while moving belongings from the apartment. The uncle was identified by authorities as 39-year-old David Vessel.
Vessel allegedly used a black semi-automatic handgun to shoot his nephew. EBRSO deputies detained Vessel at the apartment and conducted a safety sweep where two semi-automatic handguns were found in plain view, according to an affidavit.
Documents said Vessel admitted to shooting his nephew to detectives but “couldn’t provide any explanation to justify the shooting.” He was arrested and booked into EBR Parish Prison on a charge of attempted second-degree murder.