BPD seeks info related to shooting death of teen, 14

Published 9:34 am Tuesday, August 2, 2022

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Bogalusa Police Department detectives are now working another homicide, after a June shooting victim died Sunday night, according to BPD officials.

On Sunday night, June 26, the BPD responded to the area of Main Street and Marshall Richardson Road in reference to a call of shots fired in the area.

Upon arrival, there were no victims on the scene, officials said. Officers searched the area and located nine shell casings from a 9mm. The police department then received a call from Our Lady of the Angels Hospital, advising of a gunshot victim in the emergency room.

Officers responded to the hospital and learned that a male victim, 14 years of age, had been brought to the emergency room with a gunshot wound to the neck. A passerby told officers that they saw the victim lying on the side of the roadway, stopped to check on him, and brought him to the hospital upon finding he was injured. The victim was in critical condition and was transported to a trauma center that night. He has been on life support since then.

On Sunday night, the victim was taken off of life support and died from his injury, BPD officials said.

What was an attempted murder investigation, has now become a murder investigation. Details on what happened that night are few. No witnesses to the shooting have come forward, and there is little evidence at this time.

Detectives are asking if anyone knows anything about the shooting to please come forward. The Detective Division’s phone number is 985-732-6238. Callers may remain anonymous.