UPDATE: Suspect facing multiple charges in connection with two shootings

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A Baton Rouge man was arrested early Wednesday morning for his alleged involvement in two shootings on Florida Blvd. and Convention St. on August 14. 

The Baton Rouge Police Department (BRPD) apprehended 40-year-old David Reed of 4928 Ritterman Ave. around 12:30 a.m. 

According to BRPD, officers were summoned to a  shooting at 2730 Convention Street on August 14, 2018 at 12:19 p.m.

Upon arrival, authorities discovered an unidentified victim lying in the front yard of a residence suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to the neck and back.

The victim was immediately transported to a nearby hospital.

A witness from this shooting informed investigators the the victim was walking on Convention Street when the suspect approached the victim from behind while driving a vehicle and began firing shots.

The suspect quickly fled in a light colored Chrysler 300 occupied with an older passenger.

Earlier that same morning at approximately 8:30 a.m., there was a shooting reported at a Circle K on Florida and North Acadian, where video surveillance was collected. 

The recordings captured the suspect in the same light colored Chrysler 300, as described by the witness, shoot at a customer pumping gas.

Surveillance images also show an occupant of that vehicle walking into the Circle K just moments before the shooting.

Fast forward to the evening hours of August 14, where a “uniformed officer observed a suspect vehicle matching the description” of both shootings.

After running the license plate number, that officer discovered the vehicle in question was a stolen Honda. 

Authorities were then able to take the suspect, now identified as 40-year-old David Reed, into custody during a traffic stop.

During a search warrant of the stolen Honda, detectives found two crack cocaine pipes.

Reed has been booked at the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on the following charges: 

Two counts of Attempted Second Degree Murder, one count each of Illegal Use of a Weapon and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

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