Second arrest made after deadly shooting, apparent armed robbery on La Annie Drive

Second arrest made after deadly shooting, apparent armed robbery on La Annie Drive
A teenager was shot and killed during an apparent armed robbery on La Annie Drive, according to BRPD. (Source: Karly Tinsley)

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - A second arrest has been made in connection with a deadly shooting that happened on La Annie Drive back Aug. 6.

The Baton Rouge Police Department announced Wednesday, Sept. 9 the arrest of Cortez Watson, 18. It’s believed he’s connected with the death of Alonge McClain, 19, of Prairieville. Watson is charged with first-degree murder, armed robbery, and illegal use of a weapon.

Lazarius Johnson, 18, is also charged in connection with the fatal shooting. Johnson is charged with first-degree murder, armed robbery, illegal use of a weapon, and carjacking.

BRPD detectives believe McClain was shot multiple times during an armed robbery. A second person was also shot during the incident and fled the scene, investigators say. That person was later found in the 700 block of Harvey Drive and taken to the hospital in serious condition.

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