Police: 18-year-old killed in overnight shooting was part of armed robbery plot; 2 teens arrested
BATON ROUGE - Police say an 18-year-old killed Thursday night was trying to rob someone when he was shot.
The Baton Rouge Police Department says the shooting happened after 9 o'clock on E Smiley Street off Greenwell Springs Road.
The coroner's office said 18-year-old Tony Falgout was killed in the shooting.
Friday afternoon, BRPD revealed that Falgout was one of three teenagers suspected of planning an armed robbery targeting a 26-year-old victim.
Police said gunfire was exchanged during the robbery and Falgout was fatally shot. The 26-year-old was also shot during the confrontation and is being treated for critical injuries.
The other two alleged robbers, identified as 18-year-old Carlos Like and 17-year-old Kendrick Birks, were taken into custody. Both are facing attempted first-degree murder charges and will be charged as principals to first-degree murder.
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