Date published: March 15, 2010
WWL.com out of New Orleans reported that a robbery suspect was shot and killed in a botched robbery attempt. At around 9 p.m. on January 29, the owner of a local business was leaving for the night when three men cornered him in the parking lot. One of the men pulled a revolver and struck the owner on the head and pushed him into a nearby alley. Fortunately, the owner was prepared and pulled his own weapon out of his back-pack and shot the armed attacker, who died on the scene. A second suspect was also shot and was taken to a nearby hospital. The third man escaped and is stili at large.
According to the news, the "owner cashed checks for Hispanic customers, which police believe might have been the motive for the robbery. The two suspects had identification cards from Honduras." The media also reported that the two surviving suspects could face murder charges because the death of the armed attacker happened as the result of an attempted felony. Under state felony murder law, any participant in such an inherently dangerous felony as armed robbery is criminally liable for any deaths that occur during or in furtherance of that felony, even if the death is of an accomplice.