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Jury selection begins for 2011 murder trial

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Anthony Armstead (Source: East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office) Anthony Armstead (Source: East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office)
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

Jury selection is scheduled to start on Tuesday for the trial of a man suspected of shooting three people in the parking lot of a nightclub in 2011, leaving one of them dead.

Anthony Armstead, 29, of Baton Rouge, is charged with one count of first-degree murder and two counts of attempted first-degree murder. He is accused of shooting Arthur Johnson to death in the parking lot of a nightclub located on Greenwell Springs Road on June 30, 2011. Leroy Davis and Danielle Morgan were wounded but survived.

"The accused, along with two co-defendants got into a verbal altercation with the victim and a group of his associates," the arresting officer wrote in the probable cause report. "After the altercation ceased, the accused retrieved a handgun from his person and shot multiple times, causing the death of one and the injury of an innocent bystander (Morgan). The accused then fled the scene with two co-defendants."

Cedric Ray Banks was also arrested in connection with the shooting. He is charged with principle to first-degree murder.

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