2 teens arrested after deadly shooting in Raxx Bar’s parking lot; ATC suspends bar
ERWINVILLE, La. (WAFB) - Two teenagers have been arrested in connection with a deadly shooting that happened in the parking lot of Raxx Bar and Grill in Erwinville on Saturday, Sept. 18, according to officials.
18th Judicial District Attorney Tony Clayton confirmed Monday, Sept. 20, that two teens had been taken into custody in the crime.
Louisiana Alcohol and Tobacco Control Commissioner Ernest Legier Jr. said the bar was “emergency suspended” Monday.
Maj. Zack Simmers with the West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office said Sunday that a 17-year-old is facing second-degree murder charges. Pointe Coupee Parish Sheriff Rene Thibodeaux added he believes the suspected shooter was caught “somewhere in Pointe Coupee on the island side.”
Deputies with WBRSO said one person was shot around 1:45 a.m. Saturday. They added the victim was taken to the hospital where he died from his injuries.
Sheriff Renee Thibodaux later identified the victim as Trey Allen, 21.
Clayton has also asked the West Baton Rouge Parish Council to shut down the bar. He said the bar allegedly allowed weapons inside the building and there were minors drinking inside.
The parish council will next meet Thursday.
Cy J. D’Aquila, Jr., the attorney representing the owners of Raxx Bar and Grill, issued the following statement to WAFB on Tuesday, Sept. 21:
“Our hearts and prayers go out to the Allen family during this tragic time. However, since this case is being investigated, we cannot comment on the facts. Raxx is doing everything in their power to aid the District Attorney in this investigation so that justice can be served for Trey Allen.”
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