1 arrested, 1 wanted in connections with teen’s shooting death near Tak’s Food Mart

Man wanted in Brookstown Drive murder near Tak's Food Mart

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - One man has been arrested and another is still at large after a teen was shot and killed near Tak’s Food Mart on Brookstown Drive at the beginning of October.

The Baton Rouge Police Department says an unidentified man is still wanted in connection with the case. Anyone with information on his whereabouts should call the Violent Crimes Unit at 225-389-4869 or call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 225-344-7867.

This male is wanted in connection with the shooting death of Jarico Selmon, 18.
This male is wanted in connection with the shooting death of Jarico Selmon, 18. (Source: BRPD)
This male is wanted in connection with the shooting death of Jarico Selmon, 18.
This male is wanted in connection with the shooting death of Jarico Selmon, 18. (Source: BRPD)
Man arrested for killing of teen near Tak's

According to the Baton Rouge Police Department, the shooting happened after 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 2. Police found Jarico Selmon, 18, suffering from a gunshot wound in front of Tak’s Food Mart on Prescott Road. Police believe Selmon was shot on Brookstown Drive and was running away when he collapsed in front of the store.

Baton Rouge police are investigating a fatal shooting near Tak's Food Mart on Prescott Road. Authorities said one person was found dead at the scene sometime after 12:30 p.m. on Oct. 2, 2019.
Baton Rouge police are investigating a fatal shooting near Tak's Food Mart on Prescott Road. Authorities said one person was found dead at the scene sometime after 12:30 p.m. on Oct. 2, 2019. (Source: WAFB)

On Thursday, Oct. 3, police arrested Tyrone Butler, 33. Witnesses say they saw Butler and a second man, who is still wanted, enter Tak’s and buy some things before approaching Selmon. After talking to Selmon for a few minutes, the second person walks away and within 30 seconds, police say shots were fired.

Tyrone Butler has been arrested for allegedly shooting and killing an 18-year-old near Tak's Food Mart on Prescott Road.
Tyrone Butler has been arrested for allegedly shooting and killing an 18-year-old near Tak's Food Mart on Prescott Road. (Source: EBRSO)

Surveillance video from Tak’s corroborated the witness’ story and a second tip led police to Butler’s residence.

Butler is facing a second degree murder charge and one count of illegal use of a weapon.

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