Nov 15, 2013 5:05 PM by KATC
A 15-year-old is accused of shooting his 17-year-old brother in the chest with a pellet gun.
Sheriff Louis Ackal advises the two brothers were arguing November 14, 2013, with one another when the 15-year-old shot the 17-year-old with a pellet rifle striking him in the chest area. The victim was transported to a hospital in Lafayette with moderate to severe injuries.
Deputies charged the 15-year-old with aggravated battery. The suspect was taken into custody and transported to the Assumption Parish Juvenile Detention Center where he is being currently held.
Detectives advise the 15-year-old suspect could face further charges.