St. Mary

Sep 1, 2013 8:46 PM by KATC

Man Arrested and Charged in Shooting Death of Own Brother

According to Morgan City Police, on Friday, August 30th, they responded to a call of a shooting at 700 Federal Avenue in Morgan City. Officers arrived and found 29-year-old Mario Enrique Barahona Ariano with a gunshot wound and was later pronounced dead by the St. Mary Parish Coroner's Office. Morgan City Police located Jose Fernando Ariano, the brother of the victim, and brought him in for questioning. From interviewing witnesses and evidence recovered at the scene, police determined that Fernando Ariano produced a handgun during an argument with his brother and another man. The gun went off hitting the victim. Police say, Fernando Ariano has been formally arrested and charged with manslaughter and is currently being held on $250,000 bond in the Morgan City Jail. Morgan City Police are continuing to investigate the incident.

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