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11-year-old boy accused of killing 39-year-old relative

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Posted at 5:10 PM, Sep 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-08 17:10:23-04

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) -- An 11-year-old boy fatally shot a 39-year-old relative, authorities in southwest Louisiana said.

The boy was arrested Monday on a charge of second-degree murder in the death of Andrew Lafleur III of Moss Bluff, the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office said in a news release Tuesday.

The statement did not describe a possible motive for the shooting, which occurred about 5 p.m. Monday at a home in Moss Bluff.

The boy's name and his relationship to the dead man were not released because he is a juvenile.

The investigation is continuing and no other information is available, the statement said.