Fourth suspect arrested in connection with deadly business robbery

Fourth suspect arrested in connection with deadly business robbery

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A fourth suspect was arrested in connection with a fatal shooting that happened during an attempted robbery at a Plank Road business in October.

The Baton Rouge Police Department arrested Kwame Robinson, 21, for his part in a robbery that led to the death of Youlanda Hunter, 49, and attempted murder of a second victim.

19-year-old Alvin James Donahue Jr., 18-year-old Marquise Dashon Bailey, and 18-year-old Donnie Tyler were also arrested in connection with the robbery and murder.

According to the Baton Rouge Police Department, the shooting happened at The Renaissance Center around 11:15 a.m Wednesday, October 5. The store is located in the area of Plank Rd. near Chippewa St.

According to the police report, Robinson and Donahue approached Bailey about robbing the business, which Bailey told detectives he went along with out of fear for his safety.

Detectives spoke with the second victim, Ricky McCants, about the incident at the hospital and he said he and Hunter were alone inside the business when three suspects entered the business armed with handguns and demanded money. McCants was able to identify one of the shooters as Marquise, who was an employee.

During the course of the robbery, Robinson and Donahue allegedly fired multiple shots at McCants, hitting him in his chest.

The report states Donahue then allegedly chased Hunter down a hallway inside the building and fired multiple shots at her chest. After the robbery, Robinson and the other two suspects reportedly fled the scene on foot.

According to officials, Hunter and McCants, were taken to the hospital, but Hunter later died from her injuries.

Robinson was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on charges of attempted first-degree murder and principal to first-degree murder. His bond was set at $250,000.

Donahue was charged with first-degree murder. Bailey and Tyler were charged with first-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder.

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