Posted: Aug 27, 2013 10:05 AM by Ian Auzenne
Updated: Aug 27, 2013 10:07 AM
Opelousas police have ruled the shooting death of 15-year-old an accident.
Jalen Levier was killed at his home in the 1300 block of Fern Street on the afternoon of August 16
Investigators say Levier and another 15-year-old juvenile were examining the gun when it went off, wounding Levier. The other teen has been charged with illegal possession of a firearm by a juvenile.
Officials say they have found the gun's original owner and are working to find out how the teen gained possession of the firearm.