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Suspect arrested in fatal bar shooting

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Posted: Jun 30, 2014 10:58 AM by APNewsNow
Updated: Jun 30, 2014 10:58 AM
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: bar fight, shooting, Ponchatoula, Hwy 22, arrest, Robert Jenks, Harold Oliphant Sr.

PONCHATOULA - Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards says a suspect has been arrested in a fatal bar room shooting Saturday night.

Edwards says 45-year-old Robert Jenks, of Springfield, was taken into custody in the shooting death of 55-year-old Harold Bart Oliphant Sr. in a Ponchatoula bar on Louisiana Highway 22.

Edwards say Jenks and Oliphant were engaged in an altercation prior to the shooting.

Jenks was booked with second-degree murder and possession of a fire arm in an alcoholic beverage establishment.

It was unclear whether Jenks has an attorney.

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