Posted: Dec 5, 2012 9:28 AM by Ian Auzenne
Officials in Assumption Parish are searching for a person who was allegedly shot during an armed robbery. Sheriff Mike Waguespack says Tony Rodriguez, Jr., and a friend were driving down LA 998 in Belle Rose when two men stepped in front of their car and pulled guns. Waguespack says the victims were forced out of their car and into an abandoned house. Investigators learned a fight ensued, shots were fired, and Rodriguez collapsed with a possible gunshot to the head. The other victim escaped and ran to get help. When officials arrived, the house was engulfed in flames. Fire investigators say they did not find a body on the scene. Rodriguez is 23-years-old and is described as standing 5'8" and weighing 190 pounds. If you know his whereabouts, call the Assumption Parish Sheriff's Office at 985-369-2912.