BAKER — Police arrested a teenager Friday in the armed robbery of a student at a school bus stop in May.
Kurtis Heard, 17, was arrested at his residence, 1959 McHugh Road, Baker, without incident after detectives had obtained an arrest warrant, according to a news release from Police Chief Mike Knaps.
The victim, a 16-year-old boy, was walking toward the bus stop when he was approached by Heard, who pulled out a gun and demanded the victim empty his pockets, Knaps said.
The victim complied, Knaps said, giving Heard the only possessions he had in his pockets: a hairbrush and a cellphone.
Heard then fled, and the victim, who was left unharmed, alerted police when he got to school, Knaps said.
Detectives with the Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division were later able to obtain a positive identification of Heard from the victim, the police chief said.
Heard, who was arrested in June on a count of attempted first-degree murder in another case, was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on counts of illegal use of a firearm and armed robbery with a firearm, Knaps said.