Gator confiscated from home following shooting

BATON ROUGE — A small alligator was seized from a home following a shooting and standoff with police, sources tell UWK.

The incident happened on July 26 at a home on N. Stevendale Rd. in Baton Rouge. This is near Hwy. 190 and BREC’s Frenchtown Rd. Conservation Park.

Sources say that a man was working on something in a yard on N. Stevendale Rd. and knocked on the suspect’s door. The suspect reportedly fired off multiple rounds from a rifle, but sources say the victim was not hit.

Police were called, and when they arrived, the victim told police that the suspect had a live gator inside. The source says that the suspect barricaded himself inside for a few hours before finally surrendering to police.

Wildlife and Fisheries agents were called in and found a small, 3-foot alligator. The suspect is facing potential criminal charges. He was also cited for illegal possession of an alligator which carries a $950 file and up to 120 days in jail. It’s illegal to posses a live alligator in Louisiana.

A booking photo was not provided due to Act No. 494, which places restrictions on mugshots released to the media for most offenses with exceptions for certain violent crimes.

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