KENNER, LA (WVUE) - The manager stabbed Wednesday morning in an armed robbery at a Raising Cane's restaurant in Kenner has died. She has been identified as Taylor Friloux, 21, of LaPlace.
The suspect has been identified as Joshua Every, 23, a former employee at Cane's. The incident happened at the restaurant in the 3300 block of Williams Boulevard.
U.S. Marshals picked up Every at his home on River Oaks Drive in LaPlace. He was identified by employees who witnessed the attack.
Kenner Police Chief Michael Glaser said more than robber may be behind the crime.
"It was a crime that no one is going to convince me was just pure robbery when you stab a 21-year-old girl," Glaser said.
Police said Every likely knew Friloux.
The incident began at 1:30 a.m., when police said Every and another man approached Friloux and another employee while they were taking out trash and forced them back inside at knife point.
Police said Friloux was stabbed once outside. Then inside, the suspects were able to get money out of the safe. According to the chief, Friloux was then stabbed several more times.
Other employees were inside at the time, as was a carpet cleaning crew who witnessed the incident.
"Another employee came out and she approached us and she said there were some guys in the back who had knives and asked us if we could help her. So we escorted her to this safety area and she proceeded to go to Taco Bell to call 911," a witness said.
That witness and others say they saw the suspects then hop into a waiting SUV and fled the scene with a third suspect behind the wheel.
Every is being held in the St John the Baptist Parish jail. The search continues for the other two suspects.
A statement from Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers expressed condolences to Friloux's family.
"We are deeply saddened by the loss of our Crew members. Our thoughts and prayers are with Taylor's family. We are working with the Kenner Police Department in an active investigation. Our Kenner restaurant is currently closed as we are focusing on the welfare of our Crew."