18-year-old shot, killed in New Roads; 1 arrested

18-year-old shot, killed in New Roads; 1 arrested
One man is dead and another is behind bars after a shooting in New Roads Monday. (Source: WAFB)

NEW ROADS, La. (WAFB) - One man is dead and another is behind bars after a shooting Monday night in New Roads.

The shooting happened around 8:25 p.m. on Monday, July 8 near Parent Street and LA 10 in New Roads. The Pointe Coupee Parish Sheriff’s Office assisted the New Roads Police Department with the investigation.

Detectives say an altercation between two people resulted in gunfire at a quick mart on LA 10. One of the individuals involved died as a result of gunshot wounds. New Roads Police identified the victim as Sir James Davis, 18.

Investigators were able to quickly get video of the shooting and identify a suspect. That suspect, Jaquan Battley, was taken into custody and charged with second degree murder Monday night.

Jaquan Battley, 20
Jaquan Battley, 20 (Source: New Roads Police Department)

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