BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Baton Rouge Police arrested two suspects in connection with a fatal shooting that happened during an attempted robbery at a business on Plank Road. One suspect is currently on bond for a different incident that happened over the summer.
Marquise Bailey and Donnie Tyler, both 18 years old, were arrested Thursday for their part in a robbery that led to the death of one victim and attempted murder or a second victim.
Court records show that Tyler was released from the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison after posting bond on Sept. 27, 2016. Tyler was being held on charges of possession with intent to distribute marijuana, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, and illegal carrying of weapons for an incident that happened on July 29, 2016.
A week after his release, Tyler and Bailey were identified as suspects in a fatal shooting that happened at The Renaissance Center around 11:15 a.m. The store is located in the area of Plank Road near Chippewa St.
Officials with BRPD said Youlanda Hunter, 49, and a second victim, Ricky McCants, were shot during the possible robbery attempt. Both victims were taken to the hospital, but Hunter later died from her injuries. McCants is expected to survive.
According to the probable cause report, both victims were shot multiple times. McCants was able to escape and was transported to the hospital by another individual.
The report also notes that three suspects were involved in the shooting. Police have not released information regarding the identity of the possible third suspect.
Detectives spoke with McCants about the incident at the hospital and he said he and Hunter were along inside the business when three suspects entered the business armed with handguns. He said the suspects demanded money and then began to firing shots. McCants was able to identify one of the shooters as Marquise, an employee. McCants was able to positively identify Bailey from a lineup of five other males with similar features and builds.
Bailey and Tyler will be booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on charges of first-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder.
Police said Bailey had to be taken to prison by ambulance because he was vomiting gas and bleach that he allegedly drank Thursday morning.