Family devastated after gunfire takes away one teen, leaves another hospitalized; teen suspect arrested
DARROW, La. (WAFB) - A 16-year-old suspect has been arrested for a double shooting that left one teen dead and another hospitalized on Sunday, March 12, according to the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office.
Deputies said they charged the teen with first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder, illegal use of weapons, illegal possession of a handgun by a juvenile, and aggravated criminal damage to property.
According to APSO, Treylon Brown, 15, was shot and killed along Highway 22 at Brown Street in Darrow sometime around noon.
Investigators said he was found dead at the scene, but he was not alone. His older brother, 16-year-old Kenyon Brown, was also shot.
“Now, how would you like to tell a mother that her 15-year-old son is dead, and her 16-year-old son is in critical condition. That’s what we are faced with now with some of our young men out on the streets, and it’s just a tragedy all the way around,” said Ascension Parish Sheriff Bobby Webre.
The 16-year-old remains in the hospital but the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office reports his condition has improved.
According to the sheriff’s office, detectives identified a juvenile suspect and obtained a warrant for his arrest.
The suspect turned himself in accompanied by family on Friday, March 17, officials said. He was transported to the St. Bernard Parish Juvenile Detention Center after being arrested, they added.
Bryford Wilson coached Treylon and Kenyon Brown in youth football. He says he never thought the two would be involved in a shooting.
“So, you know, my son is 15 years old as well. They started at the same time and ended at the same time. You know, it just hurts when you have to look at him yesterday and let him know what happened to his friend,” said Bryford Wilson.
Wilson says Treylon could play just about any position on the football field. He’s now dead at 15 years old.
“Very mannerable, always smiling, and you know just kind of one of those kids to where he was grown before his years, meaning in his mannerisms,” Wilson recalled about Treylon.
Officials with the sheriff’s office say they found two guns and narcotics on the scene, but they do not believe it was a drive-by shooting.
“To think that they would end up in this type of situation is just mind-blowing to me, and they have a baby brother that’s coming up watching everything,” added Wilson.
As family and friends grieve for Treylon, they are praying Kenyon will pull through and reunite with his friends and family.
Authorities said the incident involved several kids.
This is an ongoing investigation. Officials said further arrests may be pending.
If you have any information that can assist detectives in this investigation, please call the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office anonymously at 225-621-4636 or by texting 847411 to our anonymous tip line from any cellular device or Crime Stoppers at 225-344-STOP (7867). You must call Capital Region Crime Stoppers to receive a cash reward.
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