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Antoine Robinson

Six years after Timothy Pena was fatally shot in what investigators think might have been a drug transaction, Baton Rouge Police have made an arrest in the 2013 homicide.

Antoine Robinson, 31, of 9421 Ventura Drive, was booked Wednesday into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on principal to first-degree murder.

Baton Rouge Police spokesperson Sgt. Don Coppola Jr. would only say that Robinson's arrest was made "through investigative leads."

At 10:30 a.m. on Dec. 17, 2013, Baton Rouge Police responded to a shooting in the 3700 block of Sycamore Street, where they found Pena suffering from gunshot injuries. 

Pena later died at the hospital. 

Investigators found a cell phone in Pena's possession when he died and a collection of text messages that described a meetup for a suspected narcotics transaction, according to booking documents. 

Robinson's phone matched the number of the person Pena had been texting, leading investigators to determine Robinson had lured Pena to where he was killed, documents say. Pena arrived under the impression he would buy $1,800 worth of narcotics.  

Email Jacqueline DeRobertis at jderobertis@theadvocate.com