Police arrest second suspect in deadly shooting at Plank Road strip mall
BATON ROUGE - On Monday, Feb. 17 a 26-year-old man was gunned down in a strip mall parking lot around 11 p.m. and Baton Rouge Police say they've arrested two men in connection with his death.
On Monday, Feb. 24, police arrested Tyus Markiece Thomas for shooting Juan Quiett. But over a week later, on March 4, police arrested Karon Young for his alleged role in Quiett's murder.
Quiett was shot in the parking lot of a cluster of stores near the corner of Airline Highway and Plank Road (6224 Plank Road). According to an official report, four people were present during his death, including Thomas and Young.
Authorities believe Thomas and Quiett were arguing before the deadly shots were fired.
But when police arrested Thomas, he insisted Young was the one who fired the shot that killed Quiett.
According to a police report, Thomas even reenacted the shooting for detectives, attempting to prove that of the four people present at the time of the shooting, Young was the only one in position to shoot Quiett.
However, ballistics experts at the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab offered a different perspective.
They said an analysis of the crime scene revealed that two different guns were used to shoot Quiett, which indicates that there may have been two different shooters.
Both Thomas and Young were arrested and booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison.