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17-year-old arrested for negligent homicide set to be tried as adult

2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago Monday, July 08 2024 Jul 8, 2024 July 08, 2024 4:15 PM July 08, 2024 in News
Source: WBRZ

PORT ALLEN — Port Allen Police arrested a 17-year-old for the negligent homicide of a man he was riding in a car with, officials said.

Lawrence Williams, 17, is being tried as an adult on one count of illegal possession of a firearm by a juvenile and negligent homicide, police said.

Police said that the teen shot a gun inside the vehicle on Saturday, hitting Jacolby Jones, 24. At 7:13 p.m., Jones was brought to Our Lady of the Lake Hospital and was pronounced dead.

The incident is still under investigation.

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