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Bond set in deadly shooting involving 'mutual girlfriend'

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Jamal Variste (Source: East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office) Jamal Variste (Source: East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office)
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

Bond has been set for a teen accused of killing another teen in a deadly shooting involving a "mutual girlfriend."

The bond for Jamal Variste, 18, was set at $400,000. He is charged with second-degree murder and illegal use of a weapon in the shooting death of Devonta Jenks, also 18.

The Baton Rouge Police Department said detectives believe Variste shot Jenks over an argument involving a "mutual girlfriend."

Jenks was found shot to death at the Spanish Arms Apartments on Denham Street around 2:30 a.m. Tuesday.

It was the first homicide in 2014 in the 70805 zip code.

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