Jammed gun foils murder attempt; suspect found hiding on roof of house

Photo provided by the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office.
Friday, August 16, 2013 - 9:00pm

A Baton Rouge man was arrested for attempted murder after he fired a gun at someone several times. Fortunately, the gun jammed and the victim was never injured.

According the arrest report, the Baton Rouge Police Department was called to investigate on Thursday, Aug. 15 at roughly 1:30 a.m. The victim told police that the suspect fired a gun at him several times and then fled the area.

Officers searched the area and eventually found a suspect vehicle matching the description provided by witnesses. They eventually located the suspect, Terry Lee Allen, 37. He was hiding on the roof of a home. The report did not note whether he had any connection to the residence.

After coming off the roof without incident, officers questioned Allen about the attempted shooting. He confessed to pulling the trigger several times.

Officers also learned that the vehicle Allen was driving was reported stolen. He also confessed to the theft of the car.

Allen was arrested and charged with Theft of a Motor Vehicle and Attempted Second-Degree Murder. He was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison. His bond was set at $215,000.

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