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New Orleans Teen Charged After January Shooting Victim Dies

A New Orleans teen has been charged in the death of a man who was shot and wounded nearly three months ago. Times-Picayune reported 18-year-old Rontrell Keller was charged Wednesday with second-degree murder in the death of 19-year-old Webster Rainey. Rainey was shot as he sat on the porch of his home Jan. 9. A 9-year-old boy was also struck in the ankle by the gunfire.

Rainey died Feb. 7 from his injuries. Keller was charged Jan. 11 with two counts of aggravated battery. He was later formally charged with two counts of attempted first-degree murder.

A police statement does not explain the nearly-two month delay in filing the second-degree murder charge.