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Man arrested in deadly Christmas Day shooting

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Posted: Dec 27, 2010 2:47 PM by Russell Jones
Source: Pointe Coupee Parish Sheriff's Office

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Topics: lettsworth, pointe, coupee, parish, shooting, murder, manslaughter, brother, relative, family, timothy, gordon, kevin, laneheart, wbrz, louisiana

LETTSWORTH – Authorities in Pointe Coupee Parish have arrested one person in a deadly Christmas Day shooting.

25-year-old Timothy Gordon is accused of Manslaughter in the shooting of his half-brother, 47-year-old Kevin Laneheart.

Investigators say during an argument at a family gathering in Lettsworth, Laneheart threatened to kill several people there while wielding a knife. That’s when deputies say Gordon shot him with a handgun he was carrying, killing him.

Family members called 911 and authorities arrested Gordon at the scene. He is being held at the parish jail without bond.

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