Rayne man arrested for shooting 17-year-old Saturday morning

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BATON ROUGE, La (BRPROUD) – An 18-year-old male was arrested on a felony murder charge in connection with a fatal shooting incident that occurred on Sept. 11.

Ryan Richard, an 18-year-old from Rayne, La was arrested for second degree murder and booked into the St. Martin Parish Correctional Center. Photo courtesy of St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Ryan Richard, an 18-year-old from Rayne, La was arrested for second degree murder and booked into the St. Martin Parish Correctional Center.

At 3 a.m. on Saturday morning, St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a 911 call about a male subject who arrived at a local hospital gunshot wound. Deputies learned that the 17-year-old male subject, also from Rayne, LA, was shot in the 1100 block of Orchard Park Drive in Cecilia, following an altercation with Richard.

He was transported in a personal vehicle to the hospital was pronounced deceased shortly after arriving.

No bond has been set yet.

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