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Shooting Death / Roland Harris Jr 39 YOA - Sunday, July 26, 2009
Sheriff Mike Waguespack reports that his office is currently investigating a shooting death that occurred in Labadieville on Saturday evening.

At approximately 6:03PM, the Sheriff's Office received a 911 call concerning an accidental shooting at a residence in the 3100 block of Hwy 1 in Labadieville. Upon arrival deputies and first responders discovered the 39 year old victim, Roland Harris Jr., who had sustained a single gunshot wound to the upper torso. Harris was transported to Thibodaux Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

The preliminary investigation into the incident indicates that Harris was examining a 380 cal. pistol when it accidentally discharged, striking him in the upper torso.

Assumption Parish Coroner, Dr. Celeste Chaudoir, has ordered an autopsy in connection with this matter. The procedure will be performed at the Orleans Parish Coroner's Office early next week.

This matter remains under investigation.


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