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Sheriff: Teen accused of murder captured, injured

3 years 5 months 5 days ago April 24, 2013 Apr 24, 2013 Wednesday, April 24 2013 April 24, 2013 3:06 PM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Trey Schmaltz

PONCHATOULA - Sheriff's deputies in Tangipahoa Parish arrested a teenager wanted in connection with a murder, and said he was injured during the arrest.

Deputies did not have specific details about the incident, and are planning to release more information in a 4:30 p.m. news conference.

Ryan Pourciau, 18, had been on the run for more than 24 hours. Overnight, investigators said they were able to get enough evidence for an arrest warrant on first degree murder charges in connection with the death of April Vanderlinden, 39.

Vanderlinden was shot at her home on Brookfield Drive, off Esterbrook. She was pronounced dead at a hospital. Deputies said Pourciau had a relationship of some kind with the victim's daughter.

WBRZ News 2 was told he was captured Wednesday afternoon in the area near the original crime scene.

Stay with WBRZ.com and watch the evening editions of Louisiana's best newscast: WBRZ News 2 for the latest details.

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