2 arrested after 19-year-old shot dead during robbery attempt on Delaware Street

2 arrested after 19-year-old shot dead during robbery attempt on Delaware Street
BRPD was called out to reports of a shooting on Hyacinth Avenue on Saturday, Aug. 29. (Source: WAFB)

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Two people have been arrested in connection with a robbery attempt that resulted in a 19-year-old male being shot and killed.

The Baton Rouge Police Department reports D’Quan Lee, 19, and Treavon Lowery, 19, were arrested Tuesday, Sept. 1 in connection with the shooting death of Nizual Whittine, 19, that happened Saturday, Aug. 29 on Delaware Street.

Both men were booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison and charged with first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder, armed robbery, and aggravated criminal damage to property.

According to BRPD, Whittine was shot during a robbery attempt in the 2900 block of Delaware Street around 8:15 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 29.

BRPD responds to a reported shooting on Hyacinth

Officials say Whittine was driven to an area on Hyacinth Avenue, where police were called to the scene.

Whittine died from his gunshot injuries. A second gunshot victim was taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

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