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Old 07-06-2020, 06:27 AM
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Default WM, 18 shot to death by Baton Rouge, LA colored boy that 'wasn't thinking'


Teen says he 'wasn't thinking' after fatally shooting visitor at barbecue, arrest records
Jul 5, 2020

An 18-year-old told authorities he "just wasn't thinking" when he pointed a rifle at another teen's head and fired it during a Fourth of July gathering at his parents' home, according to the affidavit filed in his arrest.

Janosch Belle was booked Sunday on a count of suspicion of negligent homicide. Deputies arrested him at his home in the 4000 block of North Fuller Place where his family had been holding a barbecue the day before, records show.

Belle told investigators he invited a guest to his bedroom to show the person his assault-style rifle, which he proceeded to disassemble and load before pointing it at the victim's head and firing, authorities said.

The victim, 18-year-old Thomas Edelen, of Baker, suffered fatal injuries and died at the scene
, according to the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office.


Thomas Edelen, age 18

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