Police arrested a 12-year-old suspect Friday in connection with an alleged plot to kill Louisiana officers after the fatal shooting of Alton Sterling, NBC News reported.
The boy is being held on charges of simple burglary and theft of a firearm in connection with a pawn shop robbery last Saturday, according to police. The boy is not being identified because he is a juvenile.
Antonio Thomas, 17, and Malik Bridgewater, 20, were arrested last week in connection with the robbery. A 13-year-old male was also arrested. A fourth man, 23-year-old Trashone Coats, was charged with possessing one of the stolen guns, but not in the burglary.
The East Baton Rouge Sheriff said Tuesday the alleged plot was the reason officers were being tough on protesters demonstrating after the shooting death of Sterling. Nearly 150 protesters were arrested last weekend.