On December 18, 2015 just prior to midnight, a deputy responding to an unrelated complaint was flagged down by several subjects on Grandwood Drive in the Patterson area who stated that they heard gunfire. The deputy went to a nearby apartment and located an unresponsive 13 year old male juvenile with an apparent gunshot wound to the head. The juvenile was pronounced deceased by the St. Mary Parish Coroner. No foul play is suspected. Detectives collected evidence indicating that the juvenile’s death was the result of an accidental shooting. The St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office and St. Mary Parish Coroner is investigating the death. An autopsy is pending.
St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office
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