Woman Shoots Attacker In The Arm

Self-Defense

A Baton Rouge man was shot in the arm as he lunged at his intended female victim, according police.

According to the probable cause report submitted by the Baton Rouge Police Department, the incident happened Tuesday, March 7 shortly after 11 p.m. Police were called to an apartment complex located 11500 block of Harrell’s Ferry Rd. for a man who had been shot.

When they arrived, they learned that the victim, Jasmine Franklin, 29, was actually the accused aggressor and the woman who shot him says she was simply defending herself.

“[The victim] advised she did not want Franklin at her residence and told him to leave,” states the report. “[She] advised that Franklin beat on her door repeatedly and eventually kicked in her door causing the door to have damage.”

Once inside, the woman says she got her gun and told Franklin to leave.

“Franklin eventually left out of the residence but advised [her] he would damage her car,” the report continues. “[She] followed Franklin out into the parking lot still holding the gun and told him to leave.”

At this point the woman says Franklin “lunged” at her, so she shot him.

Franklin was struck in the arm. He then ran off before police arrived.

Franklin was later caught and arrested, his female victim faces no charges at this time.

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