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Two teens accused in fatal Lake Charles shooting

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Posted at 10:08 AM, Jul 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-28 11:34:59-04

Two teens have been arrested accused of fatally shooting a man last week.

The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office says that on Friday, July 24, detectives arrested the two juveniles for the Second Degree Murder of 53-year-old Anthony Bennett. Bennett was located in the middle of the roadway with gunshot wounds on July 23 at around 11 p.m. He was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead. Read more on the initial investigation here.

A 16-year-old was allegedly found in possession of a firearm that was reported stolen from a vehicle less than a mile from the crime scene one day prior to the homicide.The 16-year-old and a 13-year-old were initially located on Opelousas Street, near Calcasieu Avenue; however, they allegedly ran from deputies.

They say that a short time later, deputies located both of them on I-10 westbound, near the Opelousas Street on-ramp.

The 16-year-old was charged with Second Degree Murder and Illegal Possession of a Stolen Firearm. The 13 year old was charged with Second Degree Murder.

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