Police arrest suspected getaway driver in deadly shooting

Published: Jul. 1, 2012 at 11:59 PM CDT|Updated: Sep. 14, 2012 at 1:30 PM CDT
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Michael Francois (Source: East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office)
Michael Francois (Source: East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office)

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Police have arrested a man in connection with a deadly shooting that happened Saturday morning.

The Baton Rouge Police Department reported Michael Francois, 23, was taken into custody Sunday morning.

Investigators believe Francois was the getaway driver in a shooting on College Drive that left Jordan Key, 18, dead.

Francois was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on charges of accessory to first-degree murder and accessory to attempted murder.

According to BRPD, officers were dispatched to the 4500 block of Rabey Street near College Drive around 2:30 a.m. after reports of gunshots fired in that area.

After arriving on the scene they were told a man had been shot and he left the area in a vehicle. Officers were later told the car was on Perkins Road and South Acadian Thruway.

When they located the car they found Key dead inside and another man who had suffered a gunshot wound that was not considered life-threatening. There is no known motive for this shooting.

BRPD expects more arrests as the investigation continues.

The victim's family has set up a fund to help pay for funeral expenses. Donations can be made at any Chase Bank to The Jordan Key Memorial Fund.

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