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Man shot and killed during robbery, one suspect also shot

Published: May. 5, 2011 at 3:59 PM CDT|Updated: May. 11, 2011 at 9:12 AM CDT
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Mohammad Collins is walked to a police car that will drive him to the East Baton Rouge Parish...
Mohammad Collins is walked to a police car that will drive him to the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison for booking.

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Homicide detectives said a 28-year-old man was shot and killed during an apparent robbery late Wednesday night and one of the robbery suspects was also shot. A second suspect, accused of shooting both of them, was arrested.

According to the Baton Rouge Police Department, John Calvert was shot outside his home on Aster Street around 11:15 p.m.

He later died at Baton Rouge General Medical Center-Mid City.

Mohammed Collins, 19, was taken into custody. It is believed he fired the shots that hit both victims.

Police said Collins and another suspect, identified only as a 28-year-old man, pulled guns on eight people standing outside the home and told them to empty their pockets.

Investigators think Collins stayed under the carport to keep the group under watch, while the other suspect walked over to a mobile home parked in the driveway.

They reported the second suspect walked in and found both Calvert and a woman.

He then allegedly tried to rob them, but instead of giving him anything, Calvert tried to take the gun.

Authorities said Collins apparently heard the commotion and walked over to the mobile home and fired several shots inside.

Both Calvert and the suspect were hit by the flying bullets.

The robbery suspects then fled the scene.

Police said they later received a report of someone on Tennessee Street who was shot.

The address was Collins's home.

A 28-year-old man there had a gunshot wound to the back.

Collins was at the home and that's when he was arrested.

The other man was taken to the hospital.

He was last listed in stable condition.

Collins has been charged with one count of first-degree murder and eight counts of armed robbery.

The investigation is ongoing and detectives expect other arrests.

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