Man arrested in shooting death of 13-year-old boy in Tangipahoa Parish

Man arrested in shooting death of 13-year-old boy in Tangipahoa Parish
(Source: Tangipahoa Sheriff's Office)

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office is investigating the shooting death of a 13-year-old boy Wednesday night (April 17) in Natalbany.

The victim was identified as Robert Stevenson.

According to the Sheriff’s Office, at about 9:40 p.m., deputies were called to a large disturbance with gunfire outside a home on Magee Road in Natalbany. They learned that one male juvenile had been struck in the chest and later died of his injuries at a local medical facility.

As of Thursday evening, one suspect, 54-year-old Rickey Nelson of Independence, had been charged with manslaughter.

The incident is currently under investigation and additional charges and arrests may be forthcoming.

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