A Jonesborough truck driver died after he was robbed and shot while doing repairs on his 18-wheeler in Louisiana.   

According to the release, Keith Odom, 49, was doing some repairs on his truck on the side of Old State Route 34 at about 8 a.m. Tuesday when a man robbed him.

Investigators believe the robber shot Odom after he turned over his possessions.

Witnesses said that Odom had stopped in a parking lot to patch a tire.  Employees said they saw a man in a black hoodie wearing a backpack pacing around the parking lot.

Police have arrested Landry Carter, 18, of 11726 Tams Drive, in the slaying of Keith Odom. Carter also is accused of three recent armed robberies in Baton Rouge.

Keith Odom, a trucker, was robbed and shot dead while changing a tire. 

There may have been others involved in the shooting of Odom or who helped Carter with the robberies, McKneely said, adding that police are still looking for additional witnesses. "It's an unfortunate thing that has occurred and we have remorse for the family of the victim and we also have remorse for the family of the suspect because everybody loses in this situation," McKneely added.

Odom died at the hospital, the release said, and while police are still questioning people, they haven’t made any additional arrests in connection to the shooting.

The arrest is a result of a coordinated investigation by the Baton Rouge Police Homicide Division, Armed Robbery Division and Uniform Patrol and the Louisiana State Police Fugitive Task Force.

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