Authorities arrested a former LSU football player accused in the Saturday night shooting of a clerk at the Cajun Circus Casino truck stop in Port Allen.
Demetri Robinson, 29, allegedly shot the woman about 8 p.m. after he became angry when employees asked him to leave the casino, said Det. Percy Simms, of the West Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office.
Robinson had previously been banned from the casino, located on Highway 190, Simms said.
When he showed up Saturday night, Robinson became hostile and started shooting, said West Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Detective Tommy Schiro.
Robinson, who played tight end on the 2003 LSU national championship football team, fled the casino after the shooting and was arrested in Baton Rouge near Staring Lane about 1 a.m. Sunday, Simms said.
Robinson was booked into the West Baton Rouge Parish jail on one count of attempted first-degree murder.
The woman, whose name was not released, was grazed on the head and is expected to survive, Schiro said.