Police investigating shooting death of 13-year-old Natalbany boy

Police investigating shooting death of 13-year-old Natalbany boy

NATALBANY, LA (WAFB) - Deputies are investigating a shooting in Natalbany that killed a 13-year-old boy.

According to Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards, on Wednesday, April 17, a "large disturbance" took place around 9:40 p.m. on Magee Road in Natalbany that resulted in gunfire. Police say 13-year-old Robert Stevenson was struck in the chest and died at the hospital.

Thursday, deputies arrest Rickey Nelson, 54, of Independence.

Rickey Nelson was charged with manslaughter after a 13-year-old boy was shot and killed. (Source: TPSO)
Rickey Nelson was charged with manslaughter after a 13-year-old boy was shot and killed. (Source: TPSO)

Nelson was booked on one count of manslaughter.

Edwards says the investigation is ongoing and additional charges and arrests are believed to be forthcoming.

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