Child shot and killed in Tangipahoa Parish

Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
April 19, 2019 - 6:36 am

Cops say gunfire left a child dead Thursday night.

"The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office is currently investigating the shooting death of 13 year -old Robert Stevenson of  Natalbany, LA," Spokeswoman Dawn Penepinto said in a news release.

It happened around 9:40pm.

"The sheriff's office was notified that a large disturbance had taken place outside of a residence on Magee Road in Natalbany, LA. that resulted in gunfire. Consequently, one male juvenile was struck in the chest and later succumbed to his injuries at a local medical facility."

She says that they quickly made one arrest and expect to make more.   

"As of this evening, 54 year-old Rickey Nelson of Independence, LA. has been charged with manslaughter. The incident is currently under investigation.  Additional charges and arrests are believed to be forthcoming."  

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