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Man arrested in shooting death near Louisiana baseball field

6 months 3 weeks 4 days ago Tuesday, November 20 2018 Nov 20, 2018 November 20, 2018 7:25 AM November 20, 2018 in News
Source: Associated Press
Photo: Nola.com

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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