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Attorney claims teen was on drugs when questioned about deadly bus stop fight

8 months 10 hours 10 minutes ago Friday, December 06 2019 Dec 6, 2019 December 06, 2019 12:17 PM December 06, 2019 in News
Source: WBRZ

Editor's Note: Anderson's attorney clarified Friday that the teen was under the effects of Fentanyl during questioning, not the shooting itself.

BATON ROUGE - One of three teens arrested in the killing of a 17-year-old claims he was on powerful painkillers when he was questioned by law enforcement.

An attorney for Kevin Anderson said in court Friday that the 16-year-old was still feeling the effects of the Fentanyl he was given at the hospital when he was arrested Tuesday. Because of that, attorney Niles Haymer says he remembered little of the shooting that killed 17-year-old Javon Brown. Anderson himself was also hit by gunfire in the encounter.

Anderson was arrested in the shooting along with 18-year-old Davaughn Tate, the alleged shooter, and 16-year-old Jeffrey Tate.

Brown was fatally shot Monday while walking home from a bus stop on Ottawa Drive. Brown was walking home with a girl when the trio allegedly picked a fight. Prosecutors say Brown tried to walk away, but he was attacked from behind and shot in the ensuing struggle.

Anderson was also struck by a bullet in the fight and later showed up at a hospital for treatment. According to surveillance video and witness accounts, the three teens hung around the scene and appeared to exchange words before running away.

Belaire High School told investigators that Brown and the Tates had an ongoing feud leading up to the shooting.

Anderson was taken into custody after he was released from the hospital Tuesday. The Tate brothers were both arrested Wednesday. 

Anderson was back in court Friday, but his hearing was pushed back to Jan. 6 at the request of his defense. He'll remain jailed without bond until that hearing. 

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