MERAUX, LA (WVUE) - The St. Bernard Sheriff's Office booked a 16-year-old boy with second-degree murder after officers said he confessed to stabbing an 18-year-old Meraux man following a fight with another teenager.
The second juvenile, also 16, was booked with principal to second-degree murder in connection with the incident.
Shortly before 9:30 p.m. on Monday, deputies responded to a call about a male lying on the ground covered in blood in the 2700 block of Maureen Lane in Meraux.
When deputies arrived on the scene, they discovered the 18-year-old male victim, identified as Justin Price, lying in a driveway of a residence, suffering from three stab wounds and bleeding heavily.
Price was transported to University Hospital where he later died.
Price was able to identify the two suspects who were apprehended by deputies a short time later. Once in custody, one of the 16-year-old juveniles confessed to stabbing Price, deputies said.
No one else was injured during the altercation and this was an isolated incident between three acquaintances. It is unclear what caused the fight.
Both juveniles are being held in the St. Bernard Parish Juvenile Detention Center. Bond has not yet been set.
This is the first homicide in St. Bernard Parish in 2018.