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New Orleans teen charged after January shooting victim dies

5 months 2 weeks 3 days ago Friday, March 29 2019 Mar 29, 2019 March 29, 2019 7:24 AM March 29, 2019 in News
Source: Associated Press
Photo: Nola.com

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A New Orleans teen has been charged in the death of a man who was shot and wounded nearly three months ago.

NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune reported 18-year-old Rontrell Keller was charged Wednesday with second-degree murder in the death of 19-year-old Webster Rainey. Rainey was shot as he sat on the porch of his home Jan. 9.

A 9-year-old boy was also struck in the ankle by the gunfire. Rainey died Feb. 7 from his injuries. Keller was charged Jan. 11 with two counts of aggravated battery. He was later formally charged with two counts of attempted first-degree murder.

A police statement does not explain the nearly-two month delay in filing the second-degree murder charge.

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