BAKER — Police booked a 17-year-old suspect early Friday in the shooting death of an acquaintance, Police Chief Mike Knaps said.

Detectives questioned Derrick Shynell Lucas Jr., of Baker, Thursday night about the shooting death of Joshua Troy Weathersby, 19, whose body was found Thursday morning near the railroad tracks along La. 19, the chief said.

Knaps said Lucas and Weathersby got into an argument Wednesday night, and Lucas shot him to death.

Lucas was booked with second-degree murder and illegal use of a weapon.