Louisiana Man in Custody, Accused of Shooting, Killing Teen

Apr 19, 2019

A 54-year-old Louisiana man is in custody for allegedly shooting a teenage boy.

The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office says the incident happened Thursday night in Natalbany.

The Advocate reports Rickey Nelson, of Independence, faces a charge of manslaughter in connection to the shooting death of 13-year-old Robert Stevenson, of Natalbany.

It was unknown if Nelson is represented by an attorney. Bond information was not immediately available. Nelson allegedly shot Stevenson around 9:40 p.m. during a large disturbance outside of a home.

Stevenson was struck in the chest and was taken to a local hospital where he later died. Officials say additional charges and arrests are possible.