Police arrested a Baton Rouge man after a 13-year-old boy accused of robbing people near Banks Elementary School on Thursday led detectives to his source of guns.
Baton Rouge police received reports the boy was armed with a handgun as he was robbing people in the Banks subdivision, a department release says.
Shortly after, the boy led officers to a 73rd Avenue house that belongs to Reggil Harris, 46, to find the weapon the boy had used during one robbery.
Police discovered 14 guns Harris had hidden in his attic and arrested both Harris and the juvenile, the release says.
Three of the guns seized had been reported stolen, and police believe some of the other weapons recovered have been used in recent local crimes, the release says.
Harris, 2243 73rd Ave., was booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on three counts of illegal possession of a firearm.
Police booked the boy into the Juvenile Detention Center on one count each of illegal possession of a firearm, juvenile in possession of a firearm, and simple robbery.
Police urge anyone with information on this incident to contact the department’s burglary division at (225) 389-3824 or Crime Stoppers at (225) 344-7876.