Man arrested for involvement of drug deal gone bad

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A man is arrested for his involvement in a drug deal that ended in murder in July last year.

Ameer Laymon, 21, of Baton Rouge, was present during a drug deal that included the sale of a quarter of a pound of marijuana. During the exchange, another man involved namedDevante Courtney pulled out a handgun to rob the victim of the marijuana.

When the victim attempted to prevent the robbery, Courtney allegedly shot him. The victim later died as a result of his wounds.

Courtney was later arrested on armed robbery charges and first degree murder.

Laymon was arrested Thursday, and police say he admitted to his involvement in the selling of marijuana which led to the shooting of the victim. Laymon was charged with principal to first degree murder and booked into the EBR Parish Prison.

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