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Maringouin man killed in accidental shooting

4 years 3 months 2 days ago Saturday, July 19 2014 Jul 19, 2014 July 19, 2014 1:06 PM July 19, 2014 in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Erin McWilliams/Greg Renoud

BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge police identified the shooter and victim of an early Saturday morning shooting.

Authorities say around 3 a.m. Carl Joesph James Jr, 27, was shot by Tyrell King, 21. James was found with a single gunshot wound lying in the roadway near 8300 Scotland Avenue.

Police say the two were at a traffic light with James driving and King in the back seat. King accidentally shot James in the back while trying to unload a handgun, according to an arrest report.

Officers say 4 other passengers were in the vehicle at the time of the shooting and remained on scene until officers arrived.

EMS transported the victim to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

King (pictured) was arrested and charged with negligent homicide and illegal use of a weapon.

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