KENNER, La. -- The manager of a Raising Cane's died after being stabbed multiple times during an early morning armed robbery.
Police have identified one suspect, a former employee who is in custody, and are looking for two more suspects.
According to police, the robbery happened just before 1:30 a.m. Wednesday morning at the Raising Cane's located at 3344 Williams Boulevard.
The restaurant was closed and two employees had just went outside to throw out the trash when the incident began when two men wearing gray hoodies approached the employees. The robbery was captured on surveillance video.
Kenner Police said the men robbed the restaurant and stabbed Taylor Friloux, a 21-year-old a shift manager, multiple times. She suffered stab wounds to the head, neck and chest. Police believe she was stabbed once outside the store and then forced inside to open the safe. All of the contents of the safe were removed, police said.
"It's a crime that nobody is going to be able to convince me that motive was just pure robbery when you stab a 21-year-old girl," Kenner Police Chief Michael Glaser said.
She was taken to an area hospital where she was initially listed in critical and unstable condition early Wednesday. Gerry Cvitanovich, the Jefferson Parish coroner, later confirmed the she died from multiple stab wounds.
One suspect was taken into custody. According to Kenner Police, employees at Raising Canes identified Josh Every, 23, as one of the possible suspects in the stabbing, which led police officers to his home. Every is believed to be a former employee of the Cane's and may have known Friloux.
After clearing out the safe, the men began to flee, but Every stopped and continued to stab Friloux, police said.
"It's just sad. Crime's just getting out of hand here," said A.J. Buras, a Raising Cane's customer.
A car was towed by police from a home in LaPlace, where Every lived with his family. He was taken into custody at the home and police are interviewing his family.
Raising Cane's released a statement: "We are deeply saddened by the loss of our Crewmember. Our thoughts and prayers are with Taylor’s family. We are working with the Kenner Police Department in an active investigation. Our Kenner restaurant is currently closed as we are focusing on the welfare of our Crew."
Anyone with information is asked to call Kenner Police Detective Brad Ricke at (504) 712-2214 or Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.