Dec 31, 2009 2:33 PM by Associated Press

Third suspect arrested in Fireworks Stand attemped robbery

ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - Rapides Parish sheriff's deputies have arrested the third suspect in an alleged attempted armed robbery on Christmas Day that cost one gunman his life and landed a second in the hospital with a gunshot wound.

Maj. Jerome Hopewell told The Alexandria Daily Town Talk that detectives arrested 18-year-old Brandon K. Lewis at the home of relatives on Wednesday.

Hopewell said Lewis was booked with attempted armed robbery.

Authorities believe Lewis is one of three armed men who allegedly tried to rob a fireworks stand Christmas Day.
Deputies say the operator of the stand reportedly shot at the three men, killing 20-year-old Sheldon Fisher, and wounding 18-year-old Charvick Rachal.

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