Update 4-14-17@4:40 p.m.
On April 9th at 10:55 a.m., officers responded to a robbery in the 2900
block of Market Street. Upon arrival officers discovered the store clerk had
been shot multiple times during the robbery.
During the initial investigation Detectives learned that two black males
exited a silver 2011-2012 Chevrolet Malibu, before entering the store.
Once in the store both suspects displayed handguns with one of the males
jumping the counter while the other stood by the door as a look out. At
some point during the robbery the clerk appears to have fought back with
the suspects, at which time both suspects fired multiple rounds from their
handguns, striking the victim multiple times.
During the course of the investigation it was also learned that just moments
before the robbery, a third black male had exited the same vehicle and
entered the store, making a purchase, possibly casing the store.
Detectives were able to identify the armed suspect who stood by the door as
42 year old Lannis Fontenot of Baytown. Fontenot has been charged with
Aggravated Robbery through the Harris County District Attorney’s Office
and a warrant for his arrest has been issued. Detectives are still
investigating to determine the identity of the second robber.
We encourage anyone with information as to the whereabouts of Mr.
Fontenot, or any information regarding this robbery, to contact Baytown
Crimestoppers. You can call, text or fill out an online form – all
anonymously. You will be given a unique code number. If the information
helps get a suspect arrested and charged, you can use the same code
number to collect up to $5000.00. Call Baytown Crimestoppers at 281-427-
TIPS (8477)/or text keyword “Baytown” plus the tip to
274637(CRIMES)/or fill out an online Baytown Crimestoppers form.