Police: Marrero man fatally shoots cousin during robbery attempt

MARRERO, LA (WVUE) - A 17-year-old Marrero man was arrested Thursday for allegedly killing his cousin.

Investigators arrested Ahmad Wiley shortly after the fatal shooting on Mt. Kennedy Drive. Police said he admitted that he and the victim planned to rob people who were inside a car in the area.

Wiley allegedly told police he shot his cousin accidentally when a passenger got out of the car and tried to run away.

The cousin, Alontay Simmons, died at the hospital.

Wiley is being held on charges that include being a felon in possession of a firearm, illegal discharge of a weapon and obstruction of justice.

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