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Police: 19-year-old charged with murder after double shooting

Javonte Morgan (Source: West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office) Javonte Morgan (Source: West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office)
PORT ALLEN, LA (WAFB) -

A 19-year-old has been arrested in connection to a deadly shooting that happened Monday night.

The Port Allen Police Department says 30-year-old Major Carter of Baton Rouge died on the way to the hospital after a shooting on Tracy Porter Street just after 9:30 p.m. A second victim, 25-year-old Ashton Taylor of Baton Rouge was also shot, but the wound is not considered life-threatening.

Port Allen Police Chief Esdrin Brown said Taylor was shot firs and when Carter ran, the gunman, now identified as 19-year-old Javonte Morgan, fired more shots and hit one of the victims in the back.

Chief Esdrin says the victims went to the location to buy drugs and the Morgan tried to rob them. 

The investigation is ongoing.

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