The plot was uncovered following a robbery Saturday at a pawn shop where eight handguns and a BB gun rifle were stolen.
Police arrested three of four suspects. The fourth suspect, whose identity isn’t known, is believed to be still at large along with two missing handguns.
17-year-old Antonio Thomas was caught at the scene and found in possession of one handgun and one Airsoft BB gun. During questioning, Thomas said that he and three other suspects stole the firearms and were going to get bullets to shoot police.
“So the reason the robbery was done was to harm police officers. Their goal and objective in the burglary was to get bullets. I think his statement was to get bullets to harm officers in the Baton Rouge area,” Chief Carl Dabadie says.
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