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Two teens arrested following deadly shooting at BREC park, victim identified

5 years 2 weeks 5 days ago Tuesday, May 15 2018 May 15, 2018 May 15, 2018 8:21 AM May 15, 2018 in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE- Police say two teenagers are facing murder charges after a drug transaction turned deadly Tuesday morning.

The incident was first reported at a BREC park in the 2800 block of 77th Avenue shortly before 7:20 a.m. Police arrived to find a man suffering from a gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police have identified the teen who was killed as 19-year-old Douglas Chenevert IV. Investigators say Chenevert was shot and killed during what police say was a drug transaction.

Later Tuesday afternoon, two 16-year-old males were taken into custody. Police say they will both be charged with first-degree murder.

EBR Readiness Superintendent's Academy on nearby 72nd Street was briefly placed on lockdown after the shots were fired. It was reopened Tuesday afternoon.

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