Police investigating shooting death of 13-year-old Louisiana boy

Rickey Nelson - Source: TPSO

NATALBANY, LA (WAFB) - Deputies are investigating a shooting in Natalbany that killed a 13-year-old boy.

According to Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards, on Wednesday, April 17, a "large disturbance" took place around 9:40 p.m. on Magee Road in Natalbany that resulted in gunfire. Police say 13-year-old Robert Stevenson was struck in the chest and died at the hospital.

Thursday, deputies arrested Rickey Nelson, 54, of Independence.

Nelson was booked on one count of manslaughter.

Edwards says the investigation is ongoing and additional charges and arrests are believed to be forthcoming.

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