LAWRENCEVILLE - Gwinnett County police aided in the arrest Wednesday of a 21-year-old fugitive from Louisiana who was wanted on a murder charge.
The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office in Louisiana provided local investigators with a tip that Sanchez Laroy Brumfield may be staying at Norcross Extended Stay at 2250 Pelican Drive. Officers found Brumfield at the motel and arrested him without a fight, according to Cpl. Darren Moloney, spokesman for the Gwinnett County Police Department.
Brumfield is at the Gwinnett County Detention Center awaiting extradition back to Louisiana to face charges of first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder and attempted armed robbery with the use of a firearm.
Brumfield is a suspected accomplice in a restaurant parking lot robbery in Baton Rouge, La., which left a young waiter dead.
Aaron Arnold, 21, was in the parking lot of Olive Garden helping to fill another employee's car with gasoline when he was approached by two men demanding money, according to the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office.
Before Arnold and his co-worker could comply with the order, one of the suspects opened fire on both victims. Arnold, a student at Louisiana State University, was killed and his co-worker was wounded.
The alleged triggerman, 28-year-old Tracy Young, of Baton Rouge, was arrested Sunday on charges of first-degree murder and armed robbery. Both men were identified in a photo lineup that was shown to eyewitnesses to the shooting.
The Associated Press contributed to this article.