17-year-old killed, two arrested in fairgrounds shooting
BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies arrested two people who investigators said shot and killed a 17-year-old during a drug deal near the East Baton Rouge fairgrounds.
Deputies accused 19-year-old Cristopher Gray of Prairieville and 17-year-old Bodrick Tremaine Tuggle of Baton Rouge with second degree murder after the shooting Tuesday night.
Investigators said 17-year-old Sajary Franklin Jr. and Tuggle planned with Gray to rob another man during a marijuana sale in the 17300 block of Airline Highway. Deputies said Tuggle stayed in the back seat of a vehicle while Franklin met with the other man. Tuggle said he later heard shooting and found Franklin injured. He later died from those injuries.
Deputies said Tuggle told them at first he and Franklin went to the State Fair Grounds in order to sell a phone to someone. Investigators said he later admitted they contacted the unknown man to supposedly sell him marijuana for $1,500, but planned to rob him instead and split the money three ways.
Investigators also charged Gray with conspiracy to commit armed robbery, and charged Tuggle with armed robbery.
The sheriff's office said their investigation was still ongoing, and anyone with information about the man who shot Franklin should call the sheriff's office at (225) 389-5000.