Arrest made accidental shooting death
BATON ROUGE - One man is dead after what police said was an accident.
The shooting happened in the 4900 block of Jefferson Avenue, Satuday afternoon.
According to police, Demarcus Rheams, 20, and Jawan Billy, 19, was handling a gun in the back of a house when it went off, hitting Rheams in the chest.
Rheams died at the scene.
A friend of the victim, Jorey Bryant said people should not take the handling of guns lightly.
"It's 2015...a whole new year, and everybody still playing with guns...saying it was a mistake but people lives getting ended."
Billy is charged with negligent homicide.
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