Detectives search levee for clues to west side slaying
UPDATE: The Iberville Parish Sheriff's Office said Sunday night's shooting that left 17-year-old DeShannon Woods dead in Plaquemine was a case of self-defense.
Authorities say a group of six or seven people were playing dice on a front porch Sunday night when two armed robbers approached them. The two then demanded the group's money.
The sheriff's office said a 16-year-old who was part of the dice game pulled out a gun and fatally shot one of the robbers. Deputies say the teen is not being charged with the death, however, he will be charged for being a juvenile in possession of a weapon.
Two others, 20-year-old Reginald Dorsey and 17-year-old DeShannon Johnson, have been arrested by authorities. The sheriff says the robbery was Dorsey's idea, while Johnson is accused of hiding a weapon used in the crime.
Investigators say they found the robbers' weapons buried in Addis.
Dorsey is charged with first-degree murder and armed robbery. Johnson is charged with obstruction of justice and accessory after the fact to armed robbery.
PLAQUEMINE - Authorities spent Monday afternoon searching the Mississippi River levee in Iberville Parish after a teenager was shot and killed Sunday night.
The victim, described by authorities to be in his "high teens," was shot around 7:30 p.m. Sunday on Castro Street.
Authorities told WBRZ Monday, they were still in the middle of the investigation and hoped to release more information soon.
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