Teen faces upgraded charges in shooting
BATON ROUGE - Police said a 16-year-old now faces murder charges after a teen he allegedly shot earlier this year died.
Investigators said Travon Scott shot Michael Patterson, 19, in the head on February 14. Officers said Scott and Patterson were playing with a handgun when the shot was fired and hit Patterson in the head.
He was taken to the hospital, where he remained on life-support until he died on May 17, according to police.
Authorities said Scott was in a juvenile detention center for attempted second degree murder, but those charges were upgraded to second degree murder after Patterson's death.
Scott, who is being charged as an adult, pleaded not guilty to the charge on Monday and has a motions hearing scheduled for August.