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Zachary high schooler allegedly shot classmate during off-campus fight; 3 teens arrested

2 months 2 days 20 hours ago Tuesday, December 06 2022 Dec 6, 2022 December 06, 2022 8:16 AM December 06, 2022 in News
Source: WBRZ

ZACHARY - Three high schoolers were arrested, one for attempted murder, after an off-campus fight stemming from a dispute at school led to another student being shot.

The Zachary Police Department said the shooting happened Thursday, December 1, after the two encountered each other outside of school. Investigators are reportedly reviewing video that shows one of the teens grabbing what appears to be a gun just moments after the two got into a fistfight. 

Police told WBRZ on Monday that two juvenile suspects, including the accused shooter, were in custody. Their charges include attempted second-degree murder, illegal use of a weapon, illegal carrying of a weapon, and principal to attempted second-degree murder. 

Another suspect, 18-year-old Jalen Edwards, turned himself in to the Zachary Police Department on Tuesday morning and was arrested for principal to attempted second-degree murder. 

Both the victim and the accused shooter are students at Zachary High. The victim's family members claim the shooting came just days after another dispute at the school, but police said they were unaware of any previous fights on campus. 

The Zachary School System acknowledged the off-campus shooting but did not release any other information about the situation.

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