A man was arrested on a count of first-degree murder late Friday after the victim he is accused of robbing suffered a heart attack and died, the Police Department reported Saturday.
Brian Wright, 26, 2150 N. Sherwood Forest Blvd., faces prosecution in the death of Terrance Booker, 53, 2275 Juban Ave., Cpl. L’Jean McKneely said in a news release.
Wright, along with two accomplices, is accused of robbing Booker of his personal belongings near the 1700 block of North Sherwood Forest Boulevard about 1 p.m. Friday, the release says.
“It is believed that Booker may have had a heart attack during the robbery,” McKneely’s release says. “Booker was transported to a local hospital where he later died.”
Wright was captured after crashing his vehicle into a fence a few blocks from the crime scene. The two accomplices ran away and remain at large, McKneely’s release says.
Wright also was booked on a count of damage to property, McKneely said. He is accused of flooding the Violent Crime Unit’s entire holding cell at State Police Headquarters by damaging a toilet.
Anyone with information about the robbery incident is asked to contact the Violent Crimes Unit at (225) 389-4869, or Crime Stoppers at (225) 344-7867.