Autopsy results released for person killed during attempted armed robbery in Zachary

ZACHARY, LA (WAFB) - Autopsy results have been released in the case of an attempted robbery in Zachary Tuesday night that resulted in one person being shot and killed.

According to the East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner's Office, the victim died of at least three gunshot wounds.

The incident happened on McHugh Rd. between Main St. and Lower Zachary Rd. in Zachary around 10:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 18.

Zachary Police Chief David McDavid confirmed Damon Hayes Jr., 20, was fatally shot during the attempted robbery. He added Jordale Carter, who is believed to have been with Hayes, has been arrested. Carter was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on a charge of first-degree murder.

According to the chief, the homeowner knows Carter. He said Carter and Hayes showed up at the house and the homeowner let them in. McDavid stated the two suspects allegedly pulled guns and tried to rob the homeowner, but at some point the homeowner was able to get away, grab a gun, and fire off some rounds. He added Hayes was shot and killed.

McDavid also said it is not yet clear whether the homeowner will face any charges.

The investigation is ongoing.

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