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Larry West

A Baton Rouge man wanted in the Feb. 10 fatal shooting of a 26-year-old Maringouin man has been caught by members of the Louisiana State Police Fugitive Task Force, Sheriff Brett Stassi said Wednesday. 

Larry West, 38, was booked on a count of second-degree murder, attempted second-degree murder and illegal possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, Stassi said.

Investigators believe West, 7603 Oakmount Dr., Baton Rouge, shot and killed Christopher Carter during a double shooting Feb. 10 in Maringouin. 

According to previous reports, two men were shot around 9:10 p.m. on Mayer Street — one in the leg and the other in the head. Both were transported to the hospital.

The other victim was treated and released with non-life threatening injuries.

The Iberville Parish Sheriff's Office arrested another man they believe was a second shooter in the incident. 

West's cousin, 56-year-old Danny Smith of Maringouin, was booked into the Iberville Parish Jail  Feb. 11 on second-degree murder, attempted second-degree murder and felon in possession of a firearm, Stassi said.

The Sheriff's Office may pursue charges against people who helped West elude authorities, Stassi said.

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