A man shot during a robbery at a downtown gas station early Aug. 7 has died, the East Baton Rouge Parish coroner said Sunday.
Bobby Nelson, 43, 9092 Miliken Bend, Denham Springs, was shot at the Chevron service station at 501 St. Ferdinand St., police have said.
Nelson died Thursday, and the Coroner’s Office performed an autopsy on him Friday, said Dr. Beau Clark.
Two Port Allen men — Phillip Carter, 21, 250 N. 14th St., and Robert Pierson, 17, 5109 Rebelle Lane — have been arrested in the shooting.
Carter and Pierson approached Nelson, a tractor-trailer driver, as he was unloading fuel into the gas station’s underground tanks, police said at the time.
The men robbed Nelson of his wallet and then shot him twice in the leg before running away, police said.
Police found Nelson just after 3 a.m. on the ground next to his tractor trailer.
Carter and Pierson were booked into the Parish Prison on one count each of attempted first-degree murder, armed robbery and resisting arrest.
Police spokesman Cpl. Tommy Stubbs said Sunday Carter and Pierson’s initial charges will be upgraded to first-degree murder.