BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) — A Baton Rouge man was sentenced to 7 years in federal prison for firing an AK-47 rifle in a residential neighborhood during a dispute over illegal drugs.
Adrian K. Thompson investigated by the Baton Rouge Police Department for the crime back on November 29, 2011. It happened outside a home located on Belfair Drive in Baton Rouge.
Officers were called to the scene for shots fired. Witnesses pointed officers to Thompson, and they conducted a search of his home. They seized an AK-47, marijuana, cocaine, and other illegal prescription drugs.
Investigators learned that Thompson had been involved in a drug dispute prior to the shooting. He then pulled out the gun and fired it at least 11 times. At least two of the bullets struck an occupied home.
In October 2012, Thompson was arrested during a multi-agency roundup after a federal grand jury indicted him for the crime.
Thompson, who is a convicted felon, was found guilty of the crime and was sentenced to serve 84 months in federal prison. He will have 3 years of supervised parole following his release.