Victim shoots 18-year-old trying to rob him, police say

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A robbery attempt resulted in the shooting death of an 18-year-old Saturday night, according to officials.

The Baton Rouge Police Department reported Ke'irie Grayer was shot and killed while trying to rob a 25-year-old man at gunpoint.

Investigators said it happened at a convenience store on North Acadian Thruway near Winbourne Avenue around 10:15 p.m.

They added Grayer asked the man for money, but when the man gave him some change, Grayer reportedly said that wasn't enough and pulled out a gun.

Witnesses said the would-be victim was also armed and shot Grayer.

"It was in line with what was given to us from the 25-year-old victim that did the shooting," said Sgt. L'Jean Mckneely Jr. with BRPD. "The deceased 18-year-old was making an attempt to rob him. It was an unfortunate thing that happened and he lost his life for it."

Police said while the shooting is believed to be justified, they will be going over all evidence in the case.

The name of the shooter was not released.

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