Man crashes car to avoid getting robbed, suspect on life support | News
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB)- Police have identified a second suspect in an attempted armed robbery that ended in a three-car crash that left one suspect gravely injured when the victim drove into oncoming traffic Thursday morning.
The Baton Rouge Police Department said Kelvin Armstead, 23, is being kept alive so his organs can be harvested.
Investigators reported he and Ahmad Beauchamp, 23, tried to rob a 30-year-old man who was sitting inside his parked car in the 4300 block of Choctaw Drive around 11:15 a.m.
According to reports, Armstead got in on the passenger side without permission and tried to spark up a conversation with the man.
Detectives said Beauchamp, who they believe was with Armstead, walked up to the driver.
They say Beauchamp pointed a gun at the driver and "demanded his personal items."
However, instead of complying, the driver chose to resist.
Officers said he put his car in reverse and sped into oncoming traffic on Choctaw.
Two vehicles hit his car and Armstead was badly injured when he was thrown out of the passenger side.
There were no other injuries reported.
Beauchamp will face second degree murder and attempted armed robbery charges when caught. If you know where he is, call Crime Stoppers at 344-STOP.
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