BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – Six people, including three teenagers, were arrested by the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office after a massive armed robbery investigation.
The sheriff’s office says its Armed Robbery and Burglary detectives investigated a rumor that six suspects were armed with AR-15 style rifles and targeting Hispanic victims to rob them outside of their residence at gun point.
Detectives began doing surveillance of the suspects identified throughout the investigation and made six arrests on Friday, Nov. 4.
According to EBRSO, detectives saw the suspected vehicle enter an apartment complex in the 1600 block of South Harrel’s Ferry Road and pass around it twice before stopping and going inside. Detectives entered the complex and saw the front passenger holding a rifle. EBRSO says it appeared the suspects were possibly about to commit a robbery.
Detectives tried to commit a traffic stop but the vehicle fled into a nearby neighborhood and the six suspects ran on foot with their long guns and pistols. All six suspects were caught with assistance from EBRSO Air Support, K9, Detectives, Uniform Patrol Deputies, the Baton Rouge Police Department K9 Unit, and Uniform Patrol Officers.
EBRSO says one long gun and two pistols were also recovered in the area where the suspects fled on foot.
Devante Fisher, 30, Ashton Green, 22, Jamorieon Mckeel,18, as well as two 17-year-olds and a 16-year-old were arrested.