Teen accused in rape, robbery and shooting
BATON ROUGE - Victims from a Sunday morning of terror in Baton Rouge are recalling what happened to them when they came face to face with Andre Young.
Young is accused of raping, robbing and shooting people in Baton Rouge over a four hour window Sunday morning.
It started on in the 5600 block of McClelland Drive. That's where Young allegedly robbed a woman. Then Young and some of his accomplices robbed several individuals in the 5400 block of Greenwell Street. Young then forced two female victims into their vehicle and raped them at a BREC Park on Evangeline Street, according to investigators.
It didn't end there. Young then robbed a man in the 3400 block of Ontario Street and shot another male victim who asked what was going on.
Brown is one of Young's alleged victims. He recalled the terror he encountered Sunday morning as he was dressed to go to church.
"I was going to worship God yesterday morning and, lo and behold, the devil rides up with a gun in his hand," Brown said.
What happened next still terrifies Brown.
"(He said) 'I'm going to kill you... Give me your (expletive) money. Give me your (expletive) money,'" Brown recalled. "I don't have money. The money I had was going to church."
Brown managed to escape after he slid away. Skin hangs off of his hand from where he tried to get away. His neighbor came outside when he heard the commotion and diverted attention away from Brown. That's when his neighbor got shot.
Marlon Taylor is the shooting victim's nephew. He claims Young shot his uncle in the abdomen, then stole a GPS out of his work truck that was parked in front of the house.
"He's doing okay," Marlon Taylor said. "He had a couple of surgeries and has another this morning. He's in stable condition. We're praying for the best hoping he's alright."
As Baton Rouge Police were investigating the other reported crimes, they witnessed Young in the area. He was chased and taken into custody after he was found hiding under a house.
The men impacted by Young's alleged crimes are still haunted by what happened.
"We forgive you," Taylor said. "Maybe you were in a bad place. I hope you learn from what you did because you hurt a lot of people."
"His face is still in my sleep, and the gun," Brown said. "I see that in my sleep. I don't think I'll ever be the same."
Andre Young is being held on a $1.17 million bond. The search for two other suspects continues, but Baton Rouge Police have not released any information on their descriptions.
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