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Police arrest suspect in shooting that killed 14-year-old, injured another person

Carson Thomas (Source: WAFB) Carson Thomas (Source: WAFB)

The Baton Rouge Police Department arrested a suspect in connection to a shooting Friday night that killed a 14-year-old and left another person injured. 

Carson Thomas, 20, was arrested Monday night and charged with first-degree murder for the death of 14-year-old Desmond Bryant. 

Police said the shooting happened just after 10 p.m. Friday in the 1800 block of North 17th Street. 

According to police, the suspect opened fire on a vehicle hitting two people. Officers met up with the victims in the 3400 block of Choctaw Drive shortly after the shooting. 

Bryant was a passenger in the car and suffered gunshot wounds to the chest and head. He was taken to a local hospital in critical condition. He died Sunday night around 8 p.m. from his injuries.

The driver, a 20-year-old male, suffered minor injuries in the shooting. 

Police say the motive is still unknown and the shooting remains under investigation. 

Thomas was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on charges of first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder and illegal use of a weapon. 

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