Bogalusa teenager arrested for 2nd-degree murder

Published 10:36 am Tuesday, November 27, 2018

A Bogalusa teenager was arrested Friday on the charge of second-degree murder, after a Wednesday, Nov. 21, shooting incident, according to Maj. Percy Knight of the Bogalusa Police Department.

“On Wednesday, Nov. 21, at 10:16 p.m., the Bogalusa Police Department received a call in reference to a shooting at the Power Food convenience store located at 1005 Sullivan Drive,” Knight said. “When the BPD officers arrived, they observed a vehicle with a 17-year-old male passenger slumped in the front passenger seat, deceased from a gunshot wound. The BPD Detective Division was called out to investigate the incident.”

Knight said that after investigating the incident and talking to witnesses, the BPD’s Detective Division determined that the shooter was Broderick D. Chatmon Jr., 17, of Bogalusa. Chatmon was a back seat passenger in the vehicle with the victim at the time of the shooting, Knight said. An arrest warrant was issued for Chatmon.

Knight said that Chatmon turned himself in at the Bogalusa Police Department on Friday, Nov. 23. Chatmon was arrested on the warrant and booked on the charges of second-degree murder and illegal carrying of a weapon.