Officials investigating reported accidental shooting on N. 7th Street
BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Police are investigating a shooting that left one person dead Friday evening on the 800 block of North 7th Street.
According to investigators, two friends, 20-year-old Jermaine Sampson and 19-year-old Brandon Spratley were returning from a shooting range. As Spratley was attempting to unload his gun, he discharged it by mistake, striking Sampson.
Sampson later died at the hospital as a result of his injuries.
Spratley was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on charges of negligent homicide.