CHALMETTE, La. – Deputies have arrested a 17-year-old suspect hours after a man was killed and another man was injured in Chalmette Tuesday.
Deputies did not name the suspect, but did say that he will be facing a first-degree murder charge.
The arrest stems from an incident in the 8500 block of Regiment Drive, where an unidentified man was killed and another man suffered “apparent blunt force trauma to the head,” officials said.
The cause of the victim’s death won’t be released until an autopsy is conducted. No motive has been released.
Steve Cannizaro, a spokesman for the St. Bernard Parish Sheriff’s Office, said the suspect was found hiding under a shed a block behind where the murder victim was found.
“We don’t get much violent crime in St. Bernard Parish,’’ Sheriff James Pohlmann said. “When something does happen we are proud of our record in generally finding the culprit in a fairly short period of time, such as in this case.’’
Cannizaro said the murder victim and the injured man are both undocumented illegal immigrants staying in Chalmette.
The homicide is St. Bernard Parish’s first of the year.