BRPD searching for suspect who allegedly shot pistol in the air inside business

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Greater Baton Rouge Crime Stoppers

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – The Baton Rouge Police Department is asking for the public’s help locating 18-year-old Janiya Wattley.

Wattley is accused of firing a pistol in the air inside a beauty supply business.

The suspect allegedly took merchandise from the business at approximately 4 p.m. on December 3.

An employee tried to intervene but “the suspect pulled a pistol out and fired it in the air,” according to Greater Baton Rouge Crime Stoppers.

Before leaving the business, Wattley allegedly “demanded more merchandise.”

No one was hurt during this incident.

If you know where Janiya Wattley is located, please call Greater Baton Rouge Crime Stoppers at 344-STOP (344-7867).

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