3 arrested after teen boy shot, killed walking home from school

Two arrested in connection to fatal shooting of teen boy on Ottawa Drive

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Three suspects have been arrested following the shooting death of Javon Brown, 17.

Deputies say Brown was shot on Ottawa Drive while walking home from school with a friend on Monday, Dec. 2. He died the following day, according to the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office.

Detectives say Brown and a friend were walking home when they were approached by brothers Davaughn, 18, and Jeffrey Tate, 16, along with another juvenile male, who has not been identified.

According to arrest reports, the three males allegedly started a fight with Brown. During the fight, one of the suspects shot Brown.

Jeffrey Tate was also injured in the shooting. Detectives say they believe he was accidentally shot.

The three suspects fled the area before police could arrive.

The two juvenile suspects have been booked into juvenile detention. Jeffrey faces a charge of principale to second-degree murder among other charges. Davaughn was booked into the parish prison on one count of second-degree murder and illegal use of a weapon.

The investigation is ongoing.

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