3 Suspects In Custody For Murder Of 21-year-old Raising Cane’s Shift Manager
Police say three suspects are in custody in relation to the fatal armed robbery at a Raising Cane’s in Kenner. Kenner Police Chief Michael Glaser says 24-year-old Mark Crocklen Jr. turned himself into police when he learned that 21-year-old Taylor Friloux had died.
“He said he agreed to participate in a robbery but not a homicide. So that’s when he contacted the sheriff’s deputies and came back to Kenner and laid out the whole plan,” Glaser said.
Glaser says Crocklen came forward after 23-year-old Joshua Every was already in police custody. Glaser says they also have another suspect in custody, and police are still searching for one more. Glaser says both Crocklen and Every have been charged with first-degree murder, but the third suspect has not yet been charged. He says the only inconsistency in the stories police have heard is who did the stabbing, but the video clearly shows what happened.
“As they were making their escape, one male ran out, she collapsed on her back, and as the second man was fleeing the store, stopped and stabbed her several more times as she lay motionless on the floor,” Glaser said.
Police say Friloux was stabbed 8 times. Glaser says she initially resisted opening the door for them men but was forced to when she was stabbed in the chest. Friloux’s mother spoke at a press conference saying she doesn’t understand how someone could do something like this.
“I just want to know why. I mean, if you’re going to rob a place, take the money and go, but why? Why such a vicious act? I want to know if there was more to this,” Friloux’s mother said.
Police say this was a planned robbery, and over $1,000 was stolen.