Londyn Samuels Murder Update: Keelen Armstrong arrested in shooting of 1-year-old

Keelen Armstrong
CBS affiliate WWLTV
Keelen Armstrong
CBS affiliate WWLTV

(CBS/AP) NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police have charged a 24-year-old man in connection with the shooting death of a toddler.

Police said in a news release Wednesday night that Keelen Armstrong has been booked on first-degree murder in the slaying of 13-month-old Londyn Samuels. Armstrong was also booked for attempted first-degree murder in the wounding of the child's caretaker.

According to The Times-Picayune, police believe Armstrong shot  the child's 18-year-old babysitter in the back, and the bullet traveled through her body, then fatally struck Londyn.

Police said Armstrong was pulled over during a traffic stop Wednesday morning for speeding, according to CBS affiliate WWLTV. Officers discovered outstanding warrants and brought him to jail, where detectives determined that he was a suspect in the girl's death.

Investigators believe there is at least one more person responsible for the shooting.

The 18-year-old babysitter is recovering from her injuries.

Complete coverage of Londyn Samuels case on Crimesider

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