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Suspect arrested in deadly WBR shooting

4 years 8 months 2 weeks ago Thursday, October 30 2014 Oct 30, 2014 October 30, 2014 2:19 PM October 30, 2014 in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Russell Jones

PORT ALLEN - Police arrested a teen Thursday suspected of shooting two other people, killing one of them, during a drug deal earlier this week.

Port Allen Police charged Javonte Morgan, 19, with first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder, and armed robbery in connection with the Monday shooting.

Investigators said the victims, Marjor Carter and Ashton Taylor, went to Morgan to buy drugs Monday night. During the transaction on Tracy Porter Street police said Morgan shot Carter to death and wounded Taylor, who is expected to recover.

Chief Esdron Brown said they asked Morgan to come to the police station Thursday, and that he thought he was coming in for an interview. Instead, police arrested Morgan when he arrived and booked him into the parish jail.


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