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Women accused of luring off-deputy into attempted robbery in north Houston

Thursday, October 31, 2013
Off-deputy shoots would-be robber

Police say a would-be robber was shot after he targeted an armed off-duty deputy

There's new information this evening in the shooting of a robbery suspect by an off-duty Louisiana reserve deputy.

On Thursday, investigators confirmed that suspect died and two women have now been charged in the crime.

Investigators say the deputy and his brother visited a Greenspoint-area apartment complex to meet with a female acquaintances. At some point while in the parking lot, Cortdalro Brown tried to rob the men. The deputy opened fire, hitting Brown in the neck. He was taken to a hospital where he later died.

Investigators believe Jasmine West and Ashley Smith helped set up the robbery. They were arrested at the scene and charged with aggravated robbery and tampering with evidence.

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