Baton Rouge Police have made an arrest in the fatal armed robbery that cost a Tennessee truck driver his life. Sgt. L’Jean McKneely says they identified the suspect, 18-year-old Landry Carter, from his involvement in other robberies.
“We developed him as a suspect in some recent robberies stemming from June to July, armed robberies of certain businesses. We had some video of him committing those crimes,” McKneely said.
McKneely says they issued a warrant for Carter’s arrest for those robberies. He says both video surveillance and witness testimony were essential to bringing in the suspect. He says they spoke with witnesses who saw the tragic event.
“They witnessed the entire incident. They also witnessed him running to a nearby apartment complex. We were able to have enough information to arrest him for the shooting and killing of Mr. Odom,” McKneely said.
Keith Odom of Tennessee was robbed and fatally shot while fixing a flat tire in a parking lot Tuesday morning. Carter is charged with four counts of armed robbery and one count of first degree murder. McKneely says the hard work of BRPD detectives got this man off the street before anyone else could be hurt.
“He, from what we know, committed three armed robberies of businesses in the nearby area, and now he’s escalated to the point of robbing individuals and shooting them,” McKneely said.