LAPLACE, LA (WVUE) - St. John Parish detectives have arrested a second suspect, the alleged trigger man, in the August 5th murder of a 16-year-old outside of a LaPlace convenience store. 22-year-old Frederick Seymore Jr.was booked with second degree murder in the shooting death of Tory Horton. Another man, 22-yer-old Bruce Butler is already behind bars in connection with the homicide. charged as a principal to second degree murder.
The shooting happened around 3:45 p.m. at LaPlace Discount located at the corner of Airline Highway and Cambridge Drive. Horton had gone to the store to purchase candy while waiting for a haircut nearby.
Seymore, who was arrested in Houston by US Marshalls on August 8th is being housed at the St. Charles Parish Nelson Coleman Corrections on $1 million bond. Bruce is being held on a $750,000 bond at the Sherman Walker Correctional Facility.
Detectives say both men fled the scene in a red 2013 Toyota Corolla with license plate ZNY406. The red Toyota Corolla's passenger side mirror was hanging, and prior to the shooting, the car had a bullet hole in the lower section of the right rear fender.
Horton was killed just 3 days before he was scheduled to start his first day as a sophomore at East. St. John High School. A spokesperson for St. John Parish Schools released a statement at the time saying," We were saddened to start the school year today with an empty desk where Tory Horton should have been sitting. To lose someone so young in such a way is truly tragic and our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends as they attempt to deal with his loss."