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Suspect in shooting at the Cortana Walmart arrested in Indiana

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Posted at 3:16 PM, Jun 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-17 16:16:40-04

The suspect involved in a Monday afternoon shooting at the Cortana Walmart has been arrested.

Deputies say 31-year-old Gabriel Nicole Francis is wanted after he allegedly assaulted and attempted to disarm a deputy, ultimately discharging the weapon outside the store entrance.

WBRZ reports that Francis was apprehended in Indianapolis, Indiana on Wednesday with the help of Louisiana State Police and the U.S Marshal Service.

On Tuesday, the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office said that Francis was believed to be in the Lafayette area.

Francis will be booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on charges of attempted first-degree murder of a police officer, resisting an officer, disarming a police officer, theft, felon in possession of a firearm and battery of a police officer.

A woman who allegedly helped Francis evade law enforcement was also arrested Tuesday.

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