BRPD arrests teen in accidental shooting death
Posted on 1/18/2016 10:15:00 AM.
Baton Rouge Police have arrested a teenager after he accidentally fired a round from a shotgun killing his friend.  Cpl. Don Coppola says 17-year-old Ahmad Antoine is charged with negligent homicide in the death of 17-year-old Devin Anderson.  


Coppola says the investigation is ongoing, but they do have a good idea of what happened with the shotgun.
 
"Antoine had it in his possession at the time it went off, striking his friend Devon Anderson and fatally injured Anderson."

Anderson was pronounced dead at the scene.  Antoine turned himself in to police shortly after the shooting.  Authorities say Antoine insists there was no altercation between him and Anderson and the shooting was an accident.  Coppola says this is truly an unfortunate incident.

"Any time a life is lost it's tragic, especially when it's not intentional as this seems it was not."

He says detectives are still working to determine how the teens came in possession of the shotgun. 
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