Police: Man playing with gun shoots friend in the face

Police: Man playing with gun shoots friend in the face

LAFAYETTE, LA (WAFB) - Lafayette Police were called to a shooting around 2:20 p.m. Saturday in the 1600 block of 12th Street.

Officer found 18-year-old Jo'nathan Delacroix had been shot in the face. He was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The shooter, 18-year-old Anthony Beloney, told officers he and Delacroix were playing with the pistol. Beloney told officers they thought the gun was unloaded when he pointed it at Delacroix and pulled the trigger.

Beloney was arrested and charged with negligent homicide and possession of marijuana. He has been booked into the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center where no bond has been set at this time.

The investigation is ongoing.

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