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Accused shooter arrested in pizza driver attack

8 years 7 months 1 week ago Thursday, November 05 2015 Nov 5, 2015 November 05, 2015 1:28 PM November 05, 2015 in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Russell Jones

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.

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