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Arrest made in armed robbery fatal crash

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Posted: Jan 23, 2014 11:48 AM
Updated: Jan 23, 2014 12:55 PM
Source: BRPD

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Topics: arrest, armed robbery, crash, fatal crash, baton rouge, police, melvin morgan, morgan, elvin dunn, dunn

BATON ROUGE - An arrest has been made in the crash that killed a man while three armed robbery suspects were fleeing from police.

Baton Rouge Police have charged 17-year-old Melvin Morgan with armed robbery, aggravated flight, hit and run, and manslaughter.

The crash took place Monday night, killing 37-year-old Elvin Dunn. Police said three men were in the car that crashed into Dunn's vehicle, and that they were involved in an armed robbery that afternoon in which a cell phone was stolen at gunpoint.

The suspects were fleeing from police for a vehicle violation. After the crash, the suspects took off on foot.

The entire incident remains under investigation.

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