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13-year-old dead; Indy man charged with manslaughter

Posted: Thursday, April 18, 2019 | Views: 12990

13-year-old dead; Indy man charged with manslaughter

From the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office:

HAMMOND, LA - April 18, 2019 - Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports that the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office is currently investigating the shooting death of 13 year-old Robert Stevenson of  Natalbany, LA.   


Last night at approximately 9:40 p.m., the sheriff's office was notified that a large disturbance had taken place outside of a residence on Magee Road in Natalbany, LA. that resulted in gunfire. Consequently, one male juvenile was struck in the chest and later succumbed to his injuries at a local medical facility.   


As of this evening, 54 year-old Rickey Nelson of Independence, LA. has been charged with manslaughter. The incident is currently under investigation.  Additional charges and arrests are believed to be forthcoming.