71-year-old dead after accidental shooting on Jackson Ave

71-year-old dead after accidental shooting on Jackson Ave

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - One person is dead after a shooting on Jackson Ave, emergency officials say.

Jacorie Jelks, 18, was arrested for accidently fatally shooting Sidney Smith, 71, around 4 p.m. Saturday, the Baton Rouge Police Department said.

Jacorie Jelks
Jacorie Jelks (Source: BRPD)

Jelks said he was manipulating a rifle that fired, striking his thumb and striking Smith in the head in the front yard of his home in the 5200 block of Jackson Ave.

Smith died at the scene. Jelks was booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison for negligent homicide, illegal use of a weapon and obstruction of justice, BRPD says.

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