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Louisiana man in custody, accused of shooting, killing teen

April 19, 2019

NATALBANY, La. (AP) — A 54-year-old Louisiana man is in custody for allegedly shooting a teenage boy.

The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office says the incident happened Thursday night in Natalbany.

The Advocate reports Rickey Nelson, of Independence, faces a charge of manslaughter in connection to the shooting death of 13-year-old Robert Stevenson, of Natalbany. It was unknown if Nelson is represented by an attorney. Bond information was not immediately available.

Nelson allegedly shot Stevenson around 9:40 p.m. during a large disturbance outside of a home. Stevenson was struck in the chest and was taken to a local hospital where he later died.

Officials say additional charges and arrests are possible.

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Information from: The Advocate, http://theadvocate.com

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