Sheriff: Teen charged with fatal hit-and-run


SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A Louisiana teen has been charged with fatally hitting a man with his car and fleeing the scene, authorities said.

The teen turned himself in Tuesday morning and was charged with felony hit-and-run, news outlets reported.

A Caddo County Sheriff’s Office press release said deputies responded to an apartment complex regarding a man who was found dead near a driveway Monday night. The man was later identified as 38-year-old Joshua James Parrish, a resident of the apartment complex.

Detective Nathan Everett said the teen was driving in the area and thought he hit a sign but didn’t stop to investigate, the release said.

When the teen learned of the man’s death, he turned himself in to Blanchard Police on Tuesday, the release said.

The teen’s name wasn’t immediately released. He was booked into the Juvenile Detention Center. It’s unclear whether he had an attorney.

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