A domestic incident turned deadly when a Louisiana man allegedly stabbed his grandmother and mother and shot multiple people while attempting to flee, authorities said.
Just before 9 a.m. on Aug. 1, Aaron Morgan, 28, allegedly fatally stabbed his grandmother, Dianne Gafford, 78, and then went after his mother with a knife, the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office said.
The suspect’s mother and all three shooting victims are in stable condition.
Morgan allegedly stole a third vehicle left parked and running outside a business in the the shopping center and escape.
A short time later, law enforcement located Morgan and got into a short police pursuit before he abandoned the stolen car and attempted to flee the scene on foot. “The suspect pointed a firearm at deputies and deputies fired shots at the suspect,” striking him twice, the sheriff’s office said.
Morgan was taken into custody and transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. He’s expected to be charged with his grandmother’s murder as well as the multiple shootings, the sheriff’s office said.