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Man arrested, accused of killing brother

July 27, 2019

CHURCH POINT, La. (AP) — A Louisiana man is in custody, accused of shooting his brother to death.

KATC-TV reports Church Point police responded to a call at 4:11 a.m. Friday of an ambulance needed at an area home.

Police Chief Dale Thibodeaux says upon arrival, officers found 68-year-old Joseph Moore with a single gunshot wound to the chest. Paramedics tried to revive Moore, who was wheelchair-bound, but were unsuccessful.

Thibodeaux says the victim’s brother, 65-year-old Elvin Moore, is the suspected shooter. Investigators say the brothers were arguing, which led to the shooting.

A .22 caliber rifle allegedly used in the shooting was recovered at the scene.

Elvin Moore faces a charge of second-degree murder and is being held on $300,000 bond. It was unknown if he is represented by an attorney.


Information from: KATC-TV, http://katc.com

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