Former LSU football player arrested for attempted murder

Monday, September 19, 2011 - 1:35pm

WEST BATON ROUGE PARISH, La (FOX44) — Former LSU football player Demetri Robinson was arrested early Sunday morning, and booked into the West Baton Rouge Parish prison, charged with attempted first degree murder.

Detectives with the West Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office say Robinson went on a shooting rampage inside the Cajun Circus Casino on Highway 190, Saturday night, after he was asked to leave by employees.

Robinson was banned from the casino days ago for an unknown incident. When he was asked to leave Saturday, detectives say he returned with a 9 millimeter, put it to the clerks head, and pulled the trigger. The bullet grazed the clerk's head, and she was listed in stable condition at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center.

Robinson allegedly then fired at least one more shot at the store's manager before leaving the scene. The manager wasn't hit.

Detectives found Robinson inside his girlfriend's car in the 1600 block of Clear Lake in Baton Rouge early Sunday morning, where he was taken into custody. The gun used in the alleged shooting was found in the vehicle.

Robinson was a tight-end on the 2003 LSU team that won the national championship. Detectives did not have any information as to what the 29-year-old currently does for a living.

Robinson remains in jail, and is scheduled to appear before a judge Monday morning.


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