18-year-old Rayne man accused of killing 17-year-old during altercation

St. Martin Parish

St. Martin Parish, La. (KLFY) An 18-year-old Rayne man has been accused of fatally shooting a 17-year-old male during a weekend altercation, according to St. Martin Parish Sheriff Becket Breaux.

According to Breaux, the shooting happened before dawn Saturday in the 1100 block of Orchard Park Drive in Cecilia.

Ryan Richard of Rayne was charged with second degree murder.

Breaux said an initial investigation revealed that the shooting happened following an altercation between the victim and suspect.

The male victim, he said, was driven to a local hospital in a private vehicle where he died a short while later.

Richard was booked into the St. Martin Parish Correctional Center with no bond.

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