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Man paroled from Angola accused of killing 10-year-old boy

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Lake Charles Police say that they have made an arrest in the shooting death of a ten-year-old over the weekend. 

The shooting which occurred Sunday evening on N. Shattuck Street resulted in the death of 10-year-old Jaylyn Citizen. A 17-year-old, Citizen's older brother, was also injured in the shooting.  He is recovering at a Lafayette hospital. Police say he may never walk again 

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Lake Charles Police say the incident began as a home invasion and robbery attempt ending with the two juveniles being shot. After securing the scene and gathering evidence, the department received positive identity on the subject in the case. Police identified the suspect as 50-year-old Felton Thompson and an arrest warrant was obtained. 

Investigators learned that Thompson was from the Kenner/ Metairie area. After an extensive search, at about 1:00 a.m. Wednesday, September 27, 2017, Thompson was arrested at the Hyatt Hotel connected to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. He is being charged with aggravated kidnapping, armed robbery, attempted armed robbery with a firearm, and first-degree murder among other charges. Police say more charges are possible. Thompson's bond set at $303,000

Police say they don't know why Thompson was in Lake Charles or why he chose to shot the two children. They are asking for any information from anyone who may know why Felton was in the area. 

Our investigative team has learned that Felton served 24 years for four convictions out of Orleans Parish in 1992. He was convicted by a jury on charges of armed robbery in August 1992. Later that month he pleaded guilty to a charge of felon in possession of a firearm and to a charge of aggravated battery.

He was sentenced to a total of 99 years for those charges. In May 2016, he was paroled after serving 24 years at Angola, records show. 

Orleans Parish court records show he was arrested at least 12 times between 1988 and 1992. His arrests included possession of marijuana, aggravated battery, criminal damage to property, resisting an officer, simple escape, purse snatching and possession of a stolen car. 

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