Sheriff's deputy shoots, wounds Louisiana robbery suspect

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Posted: Mar 01, 2017 1:30 PM

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A deputy has shot a man accused of robbing a customer inside a Baton Rouge gas station.

Media outlets report the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office says 21-year-old Jeremy Blouin was charged Wednesday with armed robbery.

Arrest records say Blouin followed a customer into a RaceTrac bathroom, put what appeared to be a gun to the victim's head and took money before fleeing.

Deputies spotted Blouin in a parking lot, where documents say he began fighting deputies and a deputy shot Blouin in the arm. No deputies were hurt.

Officials say Blouin escaped again but was recaptured. Deputies recovered over $400 in cash and a lighter designed to look like a pistol.

Blouin was treated at a hospital and released back to deputies. It's unclear if he has an attorney.