Sheriff: Teen shoots, kills, Larose 17-year-old while playing with gun

CUT OFF, La. -- CUT OFF, La. – The Sheriff’s Office announced the arrest of a teen in connection with a fatal shooting in Larose late Saturday night.

Dejon Caine, 17, was charged with negligent homicide in the death of Morris Charpentier, 17, according to Lafourche Sheriff Craig Webre.

The incident happened last Saturday night at Charpentier's house.

Officials said around 11:30 p.m., they responded to a shooting incident at a residence on East Avenue C, right off East 14th Place in Larose.

Throughout the investigation, detectives said they found out several people, including Caine, were at Charpentier's house. Deputies said the two began playing with a handgun. Caine was holding the gun when a round was fired, striking Charpentier in the upper torso, authorities said. He then collapsed, while investigators said Caine and the others ran from the house.

When deputies arrived, they said they found Charpentier dead at the scene.

Caine talked with investigators, who said he admitted to his role in the incident.

Caine was placed under arrest and transported to the Lafourche Parish Detention Center in Thibodaux where he was booked with negligent homicide.

His bond is set at $100,000.

(© 2016 WWL)


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