BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – The East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office (EBRSO) on Sunday, May 29 arrested two suspects linked to a shooting in a neighborhood off North Flannery Road.

Gunshots were reportedly fired in the 5000 block of North Shamrock Drive at 9:20 a.m. When deputies arrived, they encountered a man identified as Marvin D. Paul, who was armed with a pistol.

A deputy ordered Paul to drop his weapon and get on the ground, instructions which Paul obeyed without incident.

Daren Harrell, Courtesy of East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office

But an arrest document says that before the deputy could secure Paul, the second suspect, 56-year-old Daren Harrell, ran towards Paul’s pistol, picked it up, and aimed it at Paul while he was on the ground.

When the deputy saw Harrell aiming the pistol at Paul, the deputy fired his weapon and shot Harrell.

Harrell was sent to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Once the area was secured by EBRSO, deputies found a silver semi-automatic pistol after escorting a female occupant, who shared a residence with Harrell, to the bathroom. EBRSO says the pistol appeared consistent with the shell casings at the crime scene. A search warrant was granted for Harrell’s residence.

Detectives learned that both men were engaged in a verbal argument and had armed themselves with pistols. They shot at each other and the victim admitted to shooting Harrell. The victim also told deputies that Harell shot at him.

Harrell is remotely booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison due to being in the hospital. He is charged with illegal use of weapons or dangerous instrumentalities and attempted second-degree murder.

Paul was arrested on charges of simple criminal damage to property, attempted second-degree murder, and illegal use of weapons or dangerous instrumentalities.