Employee shot in armed robbery at meat market; EBRSO seeking suspect
BATON ROUGE - Authorities are seeking a suspect after an armed robbery at a meat market on Gardere Lane Sunday.
According to the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office, a man armed with a gun walked into the Gardere Meat Market around 8 a.m. Sunday. The robber then demanded money from the cashier at gunpoint and shot the worker in the leg before he could open the register.
The man, still pointing the gun at other employees, then grabbed the victim off the ground and forced him to open the register. He fled the scene with an undisclosed amount of money.
The suspect is described as a black male wearing a dark-hooded jacket, gray sweat pants with a lime green bandana covering the lower portion of his face. He reportedly fled the store and entered a silver or blue Mercury Marquis that was parked on the west side of the business and proceeded west on Gardere Lane.
The victim was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Anyone with information concerning this incident or the identity of the suspect is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office at (225) 389-5000.