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Investigators arrest 1 of 2 suspects in shooting that left young man critically wounded

Eddie McKneely (Source: East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office) Eddie McKneely (Source: East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office)
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

After nearly a month long investigation into a shooting, detectives have arrested a suspect they think was involved.

The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office reported Eddie McKneely, 21, is accused of being with the person who shot a young man on October 5.

According to an affidavit, it happened on Keel Avenue, which is in the Gardere area, while the victim was riding his bicycle to a friend's house. The victim was in critical condition for a time, but did pull through.

The report stated the victim told investigators he knew McKneely from the neighborhood. A suspected shooter has not been identified.

McKneely is charged with principal to attempted second-degree murder and principal to illegal use of weapons or dangerous instrumentalities. His bond was set at $100,000.

A date for a grand jury hearing has not been set.

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