Teen shot dead identified, friend booked on homicide charges
BATON ROUGE - Police have arrested a 14-year-old in connection with the shooting death of another teen Friday.
Baton Rouge Police announced the arrest in a news release Saturday morning. Police did not identify the suspect because of his age, but said the boy was booked into juvenile detention on charges of negligent homicide and illegal use of a weapon.
The department also released the name of the 16-year-old who was killed. The victim was identified as Kejohn Carroll.
Police said the teenagers were playing with guns at an abandoned duplex on Spain Street when Carroll was accidentally shot. Neighbors said the building, in the 2300 block, is a popular hangout for kids. The WBRZ Investigative Unit learned Friday, the building is in jeopardy of being demolished by the city.
A shrine was set up on the fence line of the property Friday, too.
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