Troopers capture armed robbery, attempted murder suspect

Troopers capture armed robbery, attempted murder suspect

NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - Troopers assigned to the New Orleans Criminal Enforcement Detail captured an armed robbery and attempted murder suspect within minutes of the crimes Tuesday.

Troy Lee Jr., 18, of New Orleans, was booked with three counts of armed robbery, attempted murder, resisting an officer, and illegal possession of a firearm.

Troopers responded to the area of St. Phillip Street near North Robertson Street after hearing gunfire. After troopers identified themselves, Lee began to flee through the neighborhood, throwing a gun over the fence of a house, police said.

Through their further investigation, troopers learned that Lee had robbed three people and tried to kill a fourth.

Lee remains jailed at Central Lock-Up.

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