16-year-old charged with second-degree murder of Dashavion Green

By Michelle Bates and Paige Nash

An arrest has been made in the West Town shooting death of a 17-year-old Arcadia High School student.

The Bienville Parish Sheriff’s Office has arrested 16-year-old Ja’Kaylin Smith, of Arcadia, and charged him with the second-degree murder of Dashavion Green.

Bienville Parish Sheriff John Ballance said they received the first call at approximately 8:35 p.m. on Thursday, April 27. The Arcadia Police Department was the first to arrive on the scene at an apartment complex on Washington Street in the West Town area of Arcadia.

“Arcadia Police Department and a state trooper arrived first and began administering CPR on the victim,” said Ballance. “He was pronounced dead at the scene.”

Green was shot once in the chest.

Officials with the Bienville Parish District Attorney’s Office say Smith is being charged as an adult, and if convicted, he faces life imprisonment at hard labor without the benefit of parole, probation or suspension of sentence.

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