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One dead, one arrested following Saturday shooting in St. Martin Parish

Investigators learned that the male 17-year old from Rayne was shot in the 1100 block of Orchard Park Drive in Cecilia, following an altercation with another male.

Posted: Sep 12, 2021 10:18 AM
Updated: Sep 13, 2021 8:16 AM

ST. MARTIN PARISH, La. (KADN) - One man is dead and another facing murder charges for a Saturday morning shooting in Cecilia.

Sheriff Becket Breaux said that during the early morning hours of September 11, deputies responded to a 911 call in reference to a subject who arrived at a local hospital with a gunshot wound.

Investigators learned that the male 17-year old from Rayne was shot in the 1100 block of Orchard Park Drive in Cecilia, following an altercation with another male.

He was taken via a personal vehicle to the hospital. Shortly after arrival, he was pronounced dead.

Deputies arrested Ryan Richard, 18, of Rayne, and charged him with one count of second-degree murder.

Richard was booked into the St. Martin Parish Correctional Center. No bond had been set as of Sunday morning.

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