UPDATE (4:05pm): Photos of arrested subjects added.
On April 23, at around 3:30 am, APD officers responded to a report of a robbery in 2100 block of Levin Street. Officers arrived and learned that the victim had been robbed at gunpoint and had his car stolen from him. According to the initial officer's report, the victim had been in the company of two women and was driving them home, and was directed by the women to Wheelock Street in Alexandria. When they arrived there, a man subject armed with a handgun approached them. The victim was ordered out of the car, and the male subject and the two women left in the car.
Detectives were called to the scene to begin their investigation. A short time after the robbery, the stolen vehicle was found on Lee Street. Officers attempted to stop the vehicle, at which point the driver fled. Officers pursued the vehicle until it crashed on Duhon Lane, near Green Street, at which time the three occupants fled the crash on foot.
Over the next few hours, the three suspects were identified as Melvisha Michael, Kewanda Kirklin, and Jovante Freeman, and all three were located by 10:00 am. Detectives learned that all three were involved in setting up the robbery, and that Kirkland was driving the car when the three ran from police. All three were charged with Armed Robbery with a Firearm and Resisting an Officer, and Kirkland was also charged with Flight from an Officer. They were booked into the Rapides Parish Detention Center.
At the time of publication, no photos were available for the three subjects. The investigation is still ongoing, and no other details are available at this time.