Being charged with a serious crime can affect every aspect of your life. When the charge is murder, though, the penalties are some of the most severe. It's important for people to remember that when charges are filed against someone, it does automatically mean the defendant is guilty. The media, however, is quick to judge early on, often making it difficult for a defendant to receive a fair trial.
According to the news, an 18-year-old man has been charged with five counts of attempted first-degree murder for allegedly shooting at two Baton Rouge Police officers at around 9:30 p.m. on April 16. The man was arrested following the incident. He was allegedly shooting at the police because they were trying to execute a narcotics search warrant at the home located on North 36th Street.