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

Police say 1 suspect was killed and 2 others arrested in armed robbery

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 (Source: 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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