Courtesy of East Baton Rouge Parish Prison

Update: 1/16 4:40 p.m.

According to the affidavit from East Baton Rouge Parish Prison, LSUPD received a tip giving the names of the three males pictured in the Help Identify poster. One of the names given was Ryan Veal.

Veal was identified by the victim as the subject who held the gun during the armed robbery near Kirby Smith Hall on Jan. 10, according to the affidavit.


Update: 1/16 4:10 p.m.

Another suspect, 18-year-old Ryan Veal, was identified and arrested by LSUPD in connection with the armed robbery near Kirby Smith Hall on Jan. 10, according to Media Relations Director Ernie Ballard.

Veal was booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison today. He is not affiliated with the University, Ballard said.


Update: 1/13 11:01 p.m.

According to the affidavit from East Baton Rouge Parish Prison, Duncan and the other two suspects seen in the released photographs were all identified by a tip received by BRPD. BRPD arrested Duncan Saturday afternoon after they responded to a call about a broken window, according to the affidavit. Duncan was arrested on charges of criminal damage to property, illegal possession of a stolen firearm, illegal carrying of a weapon and resisting an officer, according to the affidavit.

According to the affidavit, Duncan admitted he "hangs around" with the other two suspects, but did not admit to the robbery.

Update: 1/13 8:20 p.m.

LSUPD investigators have identified Tyzell Duncan as a suspect in the armed robbery that took place on Jan. 10 near Kirby Smith Hall, according to LSU Media Relations Director Ernie Ballard. 

Duncan was arrested today by Baton Rouge City Police on several charges including one count of armed robbery, according to Ballard.

Duncan was already booked in East Baton Rouge Parish Prison for the BRPD charges and several warrants.


Update: 3:50 p.m.

The University sent out a broadcast email with photos of the three men suspected in the armed robbery outside Kirby Smith Hall early Wednesday morning. LSUPD asks anyone with information call 225-578-3231, or contact them anonymously at



An LSU student was robbed of an iPhone outside of Kirby Smith Hall on Jan. 10 at approximately 12:45 a.m by three armed men who fled the area, according to LSU Media Relations director Ernie Ballard.

There were no injuries and no arrests have been made at this time, Ballard said. The case is under investigation by LSUPD.

In a broadcast email to students living in residential halls Wednesday evening, the resident life staff said they are taking additional precautions following the incident. 

"In light of the reported armed robbery, LSU Police is adding two additional bicycle officers, in addition to normal patrols previously taking place," residential life officials said. "Two commissioned [LSUPD] officers are assigned to patrol the Spruce Lane/Aster and Alaska Streets/Aster Street areas overnight and are available to assist you." 

In the email, the residential life staff told students additional lighting was added over winter break along Aster Street, and said that more lighting is planned for the Aster Street parking lot. 

Residential life staff also reminded students to use the free LSU Shield app to report emergencies or crimes, and to contact Campus Transit via phone or the TransLoc app if they need a ride to their parking spot after dark. 

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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