“The victim stated that while he was fleeing, he heard another shot fired.”
A 19-year-old Baton Rouge woman threatened to shoot a man if he didn’t perform oral sex on her – so he threw himself from a second-floor apartment, police said.
According to a probable cause affidavit, the unnamed victim invited Anneisha Speed into his residence “at which point the defendant asked for oral sex, which victim declined.”
The refusal prompted the woman to produce a “Black .40 Cal handgun” and demand “oral sex again stating if he declined she would shoot him,” the man told police. Speed fired a round after the man grabbed her wrist.
The shot did not strike the man.
“The victim then jumped from the second floor balcony to avoid from getting shot again. The victim stated that while he was fleeing, he heard another shot fired,” according to court records.
Local ABC affiliate WBRZ reported that police conducted a search of Speed’s apartment after arresting her. Officers found a shotgun and Playstation 4, both of which she had apparently stolen from the man’s home.
Prosecutors charged Speed with attempted second-degree murder, illegal discharge of a firearm, theft of a firearm, resisting an officer and obstruction or tampering with evidence.
A woman’s right to shoot for oral sex?
The #MeToo movement has drawn renewed attention to male violence against women. And according to the data, men make up the majority of violent criminals. Justice Department statistics from 2017 show that 75.8 percent of the perpetrators of nonfatal violent incidents were male. A majority of the victims of those incidents, 51.1 percent, were women.
But men are increasingly victims, too. From 2015 to 2017, the rate of violent crime against men rose from 16 victimizations per 1,000 males age 12 or older to 20 per 1,000, according to the Justice Department. During the same time period, the rate of violence against women dipped slightly. Meanwhile, women accounted for 20 percent of perpetrators of nonfatal violent attacks.