16-year-old allegedly stabs teen to death after argument

16-year-old allegedly stabs teen to death after argument

GONZALES, LA (WAFB) - A 16-year-old juvenile is suspected in a stabbing that left one man dead Ascension Parish on Saturday.

Officers responded to Cobb's Trailer Park on Roddy Road in Gonzales before 4:00 p.m. in reference to a stabbing. Officials found 18-year-old Todd Toups Jr. suffering from stab wounds. They were able to transport Toups to an area hospital, but he later died from his injuries.

An investigation into the stabbing revealed that Toups was visiting his friend at the residence, and the juvenile suspect was visiting the residence at the same time. Officials say Toups and the suspect got into an argument, and it escalated in to Toups being stabbed.

"Our hearts are heavy tonight as we learn of the death of St. Amant High School senior Todd 'T.J.' Toups, Jr.," said Ascension Public Schools Superintendent Patrice Pujol. "We are keeping his family, friends, and the entire St. Amant community in our thoughts and prayers. Counselors will be made available to students and staff during the fall break holiday and when they return to school next week to help cope with this tragedy."

The 16-year-old juvenile was charged with second-degree murder and was transported to Assumption Youth Detention Center with no bond.

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