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Juvenile, adult booked in Slidell shooting death

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Raheem Willis (Slidell PD) Raheem Willis (Slidell PD)

Slidell, La. - Police have arrested an adult and a juvenile in connection with a Sunday morning shooting death in Slidell.

The victim is identified as 28-year-old Clarence Adams. The suspects, 20-year-old Raheem Willis and a 15-year-old, each face a charge of second-degree murder.

The incident occurred at about 3 a.m. near the 700 block of North Walnut Street.

According to police, Willis and Adams were engaged in a heated verbal altercation when Willis went to his house, grabbed a .22 caliber rifle, and began shooting at Adams, who was standing down the street. According to witnesses, the gunshots didn't seem to faze Adams, who continued to challenge Willis to a fight.

Willis put down the gun and started walking towards Adams. The 15-year-old, whose name is not being released, picked up the rifle and shot Adams approximately six times, killing him.

Willis is currently at the Slidell City Jail awaiting transport to the St. Tammany Parish Jail, where a bond will be set. The 15-year-old was taken to the Florida Parish Juvenile Detention Center. It will be up to a grand jury to determine if the 15-year-old will be tried as an adult.

"Although it is disturbing that a 15-year-old would commit such a heinous act, I'm proud to say that two violent offenders are off our streets," said Slidell Police Chief Randy Smith. "I'm thankful that our detectives, along with the detective from the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office, were quickly able to solve this homicide and apprehend these suspects."

This is Slidell's second homicide of 2013.

 

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