KENNER, LA (WVUE) - An eyewitness describes what happened inside a Raising Cane's restaurant as two men armed with knives, held up the place, and killed the manager.
Odell Davis and a co-worker were cleaning the carpets inside a Raising Cane's on Williams Boulevard in Kenner at around 1:30 Wednesday morning when some of the employees began screaming.
"It was terrifying, terrifying," Davis recalled. "We didn't know what was going on at that time and another employee came out and she approached us and said there were some guys in the back that had knives."
Police say 23-year-old Joshua Every and another man held up manager Taylor Friloux and another employee at knife point as they took out the trash.
They put it to the female employee's neck and forced her back into the business where they forced her to open the safe.
On the way out, investigators say, Every, a former employee of the Raising Cane's, stabbed the 21-year-old manager many more times, then a getaway driver allegedly helped him and the other suspect leave the scene.
"He was identified by some of the employees in the business," Kenner Police Chief Michael Glaser said.
Not long after, U.S. marshals showed up to Every's Laplace home, to search the area and placed him into custody.
"St. John Sheriff's Office is getting a search warrant for the house," Glaser said.
Hours after Every's arrest, police hauled off this black Mercedes from his home. They say it contains evidence pertaining to Wednesday's robbery and stabbing.
"It's a crime that no one is going to be able to convince me that the motive was just pure robbery when you stab a 21-year-old girl," Glaser said.
Police are now combing over surveillance video from inside the restaurant, which was closed at the time of the attack. Meanwhile, Davis says he can't help but think of Friloux's family as they cope with the loss of a 21-year-old, taken during a senseless act of violence.
"Shouldn't be this dangerous working at a Cane's," Davis said.
The search continues for the two other men police say were involved in the robbery. Joshua Every is being held behind bars.