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Officials investigating reported accidental shooting on N. 7th Street

1 month 1 week 2 days ago Saturday, September 19 2020 Sep 19, 2020 September 19, 2020 9:59 AM September 19, 2020 in News
Source: WBRZ
Brandon Spratley

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.

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