UPDATE: Fatal shooting in Clayton remains under investigation

Published 3:26 pm Monday, October 17, 2022

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CLAYTON, La. — Authorities are still investigating a fatal Thursday morning shooting in Clayton.

A 16-year-old reportedly shot and killed 26-year-old Zavonta Washington.

Initially, investigators said the shooting was justified because Washington had reportedly tried to break into the home through a window, said Brandy Spears, who is the public information officer for Concordia Parish Sheriff’s Office.

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Spears later said the investigation is still ongoing and charges may be forthcoming.

The shooting happened just before 8 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 13, in Clayton.

Washington was deceased when officers arrived at the home on Margaret Circle where he was shot. The teen was questioned and released pending further investigation, Spears said.