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3 teens face charges in Sharp Lane shooting that left 16-year-old dead

Published: May. 27, 2021 at 4:28 PM CDT|Updated: Jun. 16, 2021 at 2:07 PM CDT
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BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - The Baton Rouge Police Department has arrested three teens in connection with a shooting that claimed the life of a 16-year-old.

Detectives identified the victim as Joseph Antoine. They said he was shot while driving into an apartment complex in the 500 block of Sharp Lane on Sunday, May 23, around 8 p.m. He was taken to the hospital and died from his injuries four days later.

Investigators announced on Wednesday, June 16, that Jesse Harris, 18, was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on a charge of second-degree murder.

Jesse Harris
Jesse Harris(Baton Rouge Police Department)

They added a 15-year-old boy is charged with second-degree murder and a 16-year-old boy is charged with attempted first-degree murder (9 counts). They were both booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Juvenile Detention Center.

Police have not given a motive behind the shooting.

Anyone with information on this deadly shooting death is urged to contact the Violent Crimes Unit at 389-4869 or Crime Stoppers at 344-7867.

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