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Man arrested for firearm after shooting suspected car thief

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) — A man is facing charges, including unlawful use of weapons, after he allegedly shot a person accused of stealing his car, the Baton Rouge Police Department said.

Michael Calvin Pou was incarcerated at the East Baton Rouge Parish Jail on charges of second-degree aggravated battery and unlawful use of a dangerous weapon or instrument, according to jail documents.

The arrest warrant says police responded to the 10000 block of Cletus Drive on Saturday April 16 to find a man who suffered a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to his back.

The victim was transported to a local hospital.

Police say the victim told officers he was shot in the parking lot of 2564 N. Sherwood Forest Blvd.

The prison cases continue until state agents arrived on the scene to find several shell casings in the parking lot.

Pou allegedly called the BRPD indicating that someone had stolen his vehicle from the same parking lot as the shooting.

Police say they learned that Pou drove to the business and left his car spinning in the parking lot.

After leaving the company, Pou saw a stranger stealing her car from the parking lot.

Pou was seen in CCTV footage pulling out a gun and shooting his stolen vehicle multiple times as he pulled out of the parking lot, the arrest warrant continues.

The victim was allegedly hit in the back.

Police found Pou’s stolen car on Bard Avenue, which had been repeatedly hit by gunfire.

Once the authorities made contact with Pou. who was driving a tan SUV, police reportedly noticed a semi-automatic firearm in plain view on the front passenger floor of the car.

The investigation is ongoing.

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