Man dead after being shot in groin at Jefferson apartment; neighbor in custody

JEFFERSON, LA (WVUE) - Police say that a 54-year-old man is dead after being shot in the groin near the front door of a Jefferson apartment.

Officers responded to the 700 block of Central Avenue in Jefferson around 1:30 a.m. Friday.

A man was found lying near front door of his apartment suffering from a single gunshot wound to the groin, police say. The victim's name is being withheld pending family notification.

Frank Stewart, 61, was taken into custody following the shooting.

Witnesses tell police that the Stewart and victim, who live next door to each other, have been at odds for quite some time. Prior to the shooting, the victim began kicking the front door of Stewart's apartment, according to witnesses.

Officers say that Stewart opened the door and fired one shot.

Stewart was taken into custody and transported to the Jefferson Parish Investigations Bureau.

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