16-year-old suspect charged with second degree murder

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A 16-year-old suspect in jail for attempted second degree murder is now charged with second degree murder.

The charges were upgraded Tuesday evening after the victim died May 17.

The suspect shot Michael Patterson, 19, in the head on Feb. 14 at his residence on Huron Street in Baton Rouge. The two had been playing with a handgun when the shot was fired.

The suspect is in the Juvenile Detention Center.

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