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Friends set up memorial for friend shot, killed over a cell phone

Hancy Sanchez (Source: Friends) Hancy Sanchez (Source: Friends)
Friends set up a memorial for Hancy Sanchez (Source: WAFB) Friends set up a memorial for Hancy Sanchez (Source: WAFB)
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

Some neighbors along Burbank and Staring say a second arrest is still not enough to relieve the fear they feel after a man was shot in the head over his cell phone.

People in the area are describing the feeling as unsafe since the shooting Sunday; especially at night.

Hancy Sanchez, 24, was shot and killed.

Friends say it was after 10 p.m. Sunday when they say Sanchez went outside of his apartment on Staring and Bayou Fountain to smoke a cigarette. He asked another friend to stand outside with him, to keep him company. 

That friend says they noticed two other men walking around the block. Within a minute, he says those same two men came around the back of the apartment building and had a gun pointed at Sanchez, demanding money and phones. 

The friend says the men then took off, but came back to get the password for the phone. He says Sanchez got nervous and couldn't remember the password, so they shot him in the head.

East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Deputies say they have two people in custody charged with Sanchez's murder. Jordan Harris, 17, and James Mills, 18.

Friends of Hancy Sanchez have since put up a memorial for their murdered friend.

Friends say they're not sure what would make them feel safer living in the area. One suggested more officers in the area. They say Sanchez's family in Honduras has been told of his death and they are in the process of making funeral arrangements.

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