Accused shooter arrested in pizza driver attack
BATON ROUGE - Police arrested the 17-year-old suspected of shooting a pizza delivery driver in Baton Rouge early last month.
Baton Rouge Police accused Mark Shorter of armed robbery and attempted first-degree murder after his arrest Wednesday.
Detectives said Shorter and three other people, 17-year-old Kendell Allen, 17-year-old Charlie Ivery and a 15-year-old juvenile, robbed a woman delivering pizzas on Oct. 1 in the Shelley Street area. Investigators said a witness told them this week that Shorter bragged about the shooting, telling the witness he "shot the pizza lady."
Investigators said they brought Shorter in for a line-up and the witness identified him, which combined with physical evidence from the crime scene and statements from the other suspects led to officers getting a warrant for his arrest.
Police booked Shorter into the East Baton Rouge Parish jail, where he is awaiting a bond hearing as of Thursday.