Suspect apprehended, charged with second degree murder

Police have apprehended a 24-year-old Ruston man in connection with the shooting death of a 16-year-old Ruston youth. 

Fredrion Tyjuan Evans was booked into the Lincoln Parish Detention Center Friday, Sept. 10 and charged with second degree murder. 

Evans’ bond is set at one million dollars. 

In the early morning hours of Sept. 6, police responded to a shooting on Winona Drive off Tennessee Avenue just west of U.S. 167 in south Ruston. 

Officers found a male teen suffering from a gunshot wound to the abdomen. He was rushed to Northern Louisiana Medical Center, where he was later died. 

Sources told the Lincoln Parish Journal the victim was believed to be a Ruston High student who formerly played on the Bearcat football team. Authorities have not released the victim’s name. 

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