SPD: Arrest made in shooting death of toddler

Toddler dies after being shot in the chest

SPD Chief Ben Raymond has an update on the Elmer Lane shooting. Christian Piekos KSLA is on scene.

Posted by KSLA News 12 on Friday, June 28, 2019

SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) - The Shreveport Police Department has made an arrest in connection with the shooting death of a toddler on Friday, June 28.

According to SPD spokesperson Lt. Kevin Goodwin, Jaylin Jones, 19, was arrested for the fatal shooting that took place around 8:40 a.m. in a home on Elmer Lane.

Lt. Goodwin says Jones was booked on charges of negligent homicide and felon in possession of a firearm. Detectives also believe the shooting was accidental.

Caddo Parish Coroner’s office said the two-year-old, Ranaldo Bennett, suffered from one gunshot wound. An autopsy has been ordered at Ochsner.

Four to five people were inside the home at the time.

The child was taken to the hospital for treatment where he died.

This is a developing story. Stay with KSLA News 12 for updates.

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