St. Landry

Aug 27, 2013 11:05 AM by Ian Auzenne

Police rule teen shooting death an accident

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.


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