Deputies arrest man following deadly bar shooting

Robert Jenks (Source: Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office)
Robert Jenks (Source: Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office)

PONCHATOULA, LA (WAFB) - A man faces murder charges after a deadly shooting at bar in Tangipahoa Parish on Saturday.

The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office arrested Robert Jenks in the death of Harold Oliphant Sr., 55, who was shot at a bar on LA 22 in Ponchatoula.

According to investigators, the two got into an argument. Jenks allegedly grabbed a gun and shot Oliphant in the stomach.

Authorities said Oliphant later died at a hospital from his injuries.

Jenks is charged with second-degree murder and possession of a firearm in an alcoholic beverage establishment.

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