1 in custody in connection with Monday armed robbery on Hanks Drive
BATON ROUGE - A man is facing attempted murder charges after he was accused of shooting another man during an armed robbery in the 7200 block of Hanks Drive Monday.
29-year-old Justin Taylor was booked on charges of armed robbery, attempted first-degree murder, felon in possession of firearm, illegal use of a weapon and speeding.
ERBSO reported Taylor met the victim so that the victim could repay Taylor for a debt of $100. When the victim showed up, Taylor demanded all of his money and pulled out a handgun. Taylor and the victim struggled over the gun in a vehicle, and the victim was shot during the fight.
Deputies said the victim was rushed into emergency surgery for injuries sustained during the robbery. His current condition has yet to be updated.
Detectives were able to make contact with Taylor in the 1100 block of North Ardenwood Drive after they spotted his vehicle in the area. He was taken into custody without incident. Deputies learned that Taylor was convicted of simple robbery in October 2013, and is on probation until October of this year. He was also booked on the two additional traffic bench warrants above.