Man arrested in shooting death near Louisiana baseball field
AVONDALE, La. (AP) - Sheriff's deputies in Louisiana have arrested a suspect in the shooting death of a man near a baseball field earlier this year.
NOLA.com/The Times -Picayune reported that the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office said it arrested 26-year-old Christian Collins Jr. of Avondale on Sunday.
Collins is charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of 47-year-old Chad Payne of Westwego at a baseball field in Avondale on July 12.
Capt. Jason Rivarde said Collins also is charged with being a convicted felon with a gun and possession of marijuana.
Payne died at the scene. The coroner's office said he had been shot in the head and body.
Investigators have not released a motive for the shooting.
It was not known if Collins has an attorney.
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