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16-year-old dies following accidental shooting in Lafayette

Charges amended to negligent homicide for teen
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Posted at 10:44 AM, Sep 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-03 11:44:59-04

The 16-year-old victim of a shooting in Lafayette on Sunday has died, according to Lafayette Police.

Charges have now been amended to Negligent Homicide for the 17-year-old arrested in connection with the shooting incident.

Officers say they responded on September 1 to a juvenile being shot in the 100 block of S. June Drive at around 8:00 pm. Upon arrival, officers say they located a 16-year-old female inside a home suffering from a gunshot wound.

She was transported to a local hospital in critical condition. Police say the victim died at the hospital on Monday, September 2.

An investigation into the shooting revealed that a 17-year-old male inside the residence had accidentally discharged the weapon striking the victim.

At the time, he was arrested and booked on a charge of negligent injury. That charge has been amended to Negligent Homicide.

The teenager remains in custody at the Lafayette Juvenile Detention Center.