Man arrested in murder of gas station clerk

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Courtesy of EBRSO

East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Detectives have arrested a man in the murder of 29-year-old Md Firoz-Ul-Amin that occurred on September 7th at approximately 3:30 a.m. at the Mr. Lucky’s Valero Gas Station at 1400 Airline Highway.

Antonio D. Watts of Port Allen is charged with First Degree Murder, Armed Robbery, Illegal Use of a Weapon and Felon in Possession of a Weapon.

A concerned resident contacted detectives and provided information about Watts as a possible person of interest. Detectives picked him up in East Baton Rouge Parish today and took him to the VCU for questioning. Watts confessed to shooting and killing the clerk, Firoz-Ul-Amin. He provided details which corroborate the surveillance video.

On the video the suspect is seen entering the gas station, shooting Firoz-Ul-Amin unprovoked. He is then seen stepping over the slain man before stealing cash from the register and fleeing.

Watts will be transported and booked into EBR Parish Prison on the above listed charges.

“It’s so important that those in the community who know something, say something. We want to get dangerous criminals off our streets,” EBR Sheriff Sid Gautreaux said. “My heart goes out to the friends, family and colleagues of Mr. Firoz-Ul-Amin. I hope that bringing the person responsible to justice will bring some closure.”

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