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.
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.
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.
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.