BATON ROUGE, LA (WVLA/WGMB) The East Baton Rouge Parish School Board released the following statement regarding the passing of the teen shot during a dispute yesterday:

The East Baton Rouge Parish School System is deeply saddened by the loss of Ja’von Brown, a Belaire High School student. Our thoughts and prayers remain with the family and friends. The district is working to provide support for the students and faculty at Belaire High School during this difficult time. School guidance counselors, I CARE specialists, and other support staff will be on campus offering assistance and comfort over the next several days.

At this time there have been no other arrests made in this case.


EAST BATON ROUGE PARISH, La. (NBC Local 33)(Fox 44) – The 17-year-old victim who was shot in the stomach Monday off Ottawa Drive, has died.

Photo courtesy of Kennedi Walker

According to the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office, the teenage boy died this morning.

Authorities say the boy was walking home with a friend on Ottawa Drive on Monday afternoon when three males approached them.

From there, the three males allegedly instigated a fight with the victim and at one point, one of them shot the 17-year-old.

The three suspects then ran away.

Since then, the EBRSO says one arrest has been made in the case.

A 16-year-old boy was booked into the Juvenile Detention Center after being questioned at an area hospital Monday while getting treatment for a gunshot wound to the arm.

It’s believed the 16-year-old suspect was accidently shot when the victim was shot.

Two of the suspects at still at large.

This story is still developing. Check back for further details later.