HARVEY, La. - The Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office has arrested a man for the death of his neighbor, after a single bullet traveled through the wall separating two apartments and fatally struck the victim.
According to police, a woman called 911 around 10:22 a.m. Sunday, to report that her fiancé, 38-year-old Rene O'Quin, was lying in a pool of blood in their bed, inside an of an apartment in the 2800 block of Destrehan Avenue.
Deputies responding to the scene found that O'Quin had a single gunshot wound to the head.
"Initially, investigators believed the victim may have sustained a self-inflicted gunshot wound, however, as the investigation progressed it was determined the victim had a gunshot wound to his head. Investigators believe the victim was shot as a result of someone discharging a weapon in the same apartment building at 2828 Destrehan Ave.," John Fortunato, Public Information Officer for the JPSO, said in a news release.
The night before, on September 7, deputies were called to 23-year-old Pierre Camese’s apartment, because of an incident between Camese and an unidentified female.
During an interview Camese told detectives that because he was fearful of retaliation from his girlfriend’s family after the battery incident that occurred the night before, he got a 12-gauge shotgun from a friend, and placed the shotgun on the bed with the barrel pointed at the wall. When he pulled the covers up on his bed, the gun accidentally discharged, he told Officers.
Camese was arrested for negligent homicide in the death of O’Quin, and was also arrested for domestic battery in the incident from the night before.