(WJHL) – Police in Baton Rouge Louisiana say they have arrested a teenager in connection to the murder of a Jonesborough, TN truck driver. .
Landry Carter, age 18 of Baton Rouge, is in custody on charges of 1st-degree murder and armed robbery.He is a accused of shooting Keith Odom, age 49, after robbing him of his personal belongings on Florida Boulevard.
Carter is also being charged three counts of armed robbery. He is accused of robbing a Family Dollar store on June 11. and a Dollar General store on June 14 and July 3.
Police say these cases were cleared as a result of a coordinated effort by the BRPD Homicide Division, BRPD Armed Robbery Division, BRPD Uniform Patrol, and the Louisiana State Police Fugitive Task Force.
According to the Baton Rouge Police Department, the shooting happened Tuesday in the 12300 block of Florida Blvd. shortly before 8 a.m.
Odom was taken to the hospital by EMS, but later died as a result of his injuries.
Investigators with BRPD believe that Odom was repairing his 18-wheeler truck when a male suspect approached and robbed him. They also presume that Odom sustained gunshot injuries after turning his property over to the suspect.
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Samantha Morgan and Marcus Brown from WAFB contributed to this report.