BRPD: Armed robbery victim suffers life-threatening injuries; 1 suspect dead, 2 others arrested

Published: May. 1, 2020 at 4:40 PM CDT
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BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - The intended target of an attempted armed robbery acted in self-defense during a deadly shooting Thursday night on East Smiley Avenue, according to investigators.

The Baton Rouge Police Department reported Tony Falgout, 18, was killed when he and two others tried to rob a 26-year-old man around 9 p.m. in the 2200 block of E. Smiley Ave. The victim of the armed robbery is hospitalized with life-threatening injuries, police said.

Carlos Like and Kendrick Birks
Carlos Like and Kendrick Birks(Baton Rouge Police Department)

Carlos Like, 18, and Kendrick Birks, 17, have been booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on charges of attempted first-degree murder and principal to first-degree murder.

Sgt. Don Coppola with BRPD said investigators believe Falgout, Like, and Birks planned to rob a 26-year-old man. During the armed robbery, there was a shootout between the intended target and the three suspects, he added.

Coppola said Falgout and the 26-year-old both suffered gunshot wounds and Falgout died at the scene.

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