Police upgrade charges against 1 of 2 teens arrested in connection with deadly shooting at BREC park
BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - The Baton Rouge Police Department is investigating a deadly shooting that happened at a BREC park on Tuesday, Sept. 13.
Police said Calvin Roberts, 24, was shot multiple times and taken to a hospital where he later died. The shooting happened at the park on Evangeline Street around 4:30 p.m., they added.
BRPD said two 17-year-olds were arrested in connection with the shooting. They reported the first teenager was initially charged with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, possession of a handgun by a juvenile, illegal carrying of a handgun, and possession with intent to distribute marijuana. Police said the teen also had an outstanding arrest warrant for attempted second-degree murder.
Investigators reported on Friday, Sept. 16, that the charges were upgraded to first-degree murder, armed robbery, and illegal use of a weapon. They added the teen is believed to be the gunman in the shooting.
The second juvenile is charged with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and possession of marijuana.
Both teenagers were booked into the East Baton Rouge Juvenile Detention Center, according to police.
The investigation is ongoing.
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