Uncle arrested in connection with shooting death of 3-year-old in Arnaudville

ARNAUDVILLE, LA (WAFB) - Deputies in St. Martin Parish have arrested the uncle of a three-year-old child who died after being shot Thursday night in Arnaudville.

Dracolby Numa Journet, 28, Arnaudville, was arrested and charged with possession of a stolen firearm and obstruction of justice. Journet remains in the St. Martin Parish Correctional Center. No bond has been set.

Journet's three-year-old nephew was shot shortly around 7:20 p.m. on November 2 at a home in the 1000 block of Kennedy Drive in Arnaudville.

The boy was airlifted to a local hospital where he later died.

The case remains under investigation by the St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office.

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