BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – The Baton Rouge Police Department responded to the AAA Community Grocery on Elmer Avenue on Wednesday, Nov. 8.
According to the affidavit, shortly after 8 p.m., officers were turning onto Avenue D from Blount Road and heard a gunshot coming from the area.
Officers arrived on the scene and saw about 10 people running away. One of those people was Tyrone Taylor, Jr., 23, of Baton Rouge. BRPD followed him into the store where he ran around before eventually ending up in handcuffs. The Baton Rouge man was found to have over $500 and two plastic baggies.
A search of the store was then conducted during which officers found a gun. According to the affidavit, Taylor said that “someone gave him that handgun and he ran into the store to get rid of it.” Officers also searched Taylor’s vehicle, which was in the parking lot.
These items were found during the search:
- Black digital scale
- bagging containing around 28 grams of marijuana
- seven hydrocodone pills
- empty Glock magazines
- a 17-round in the glove box
- extended magazine
During the investigation, officers learned that Taylor had been convicted of a crime and was subsequently unable to legally have a firearm.
Taylor was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on Thursday, Nov. 9, and charged with these crimes:
- resisting an officer
- possession of a firearm by a person convicted of domestic abuse battery
- possession\distribution manufacturing Schedule II
- illegal carrying of weapons (with CDS)
- possession of drug paraphernalia
- obstruction of justice
- possession\distribution manufacturing Schedule I
The Baton Rouge man remains behind bars on $20,000 bond.