MANDEVILLE, LA (WVUE) - The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Department is investigating a shooting that claimed the life of a 19-year-old man. The incident occurred Saturday morning on Ridgewood Loop in Mandeville. The victim has been identified as Vincent Cuccia.
Police say that Cuccia was shot several times. He was brought to a local hospital but died as a result of his injuries.
Detectives later arrested 19-year-old Jake Mills and charged him with second-degree murder.
During the investigation, detectives learned that Mills and Cuccia were possibly arguing over a female. The argument escalated and resulted in the shooting.
"This was a senseless killing which resulted in the ruined lives of two young teenagers - one dead and the other who could potentially be sentenced to prison for the rest of his life. Sad," said St. Tammany Parish Sheriff Randy Smith.
A bond has yet to be set for Mills.