Kendall Smith, arrested immediately
Alexandria's first homicide of 2015 was an accidental shooting that prompted Chief Loren to stress that "firearms are neither toys nor entertainment."
Alexandria police were called to a house in the 2500 block of Drive on Sunday because of a reported shooting. When they arrived, they found a wounded 29-year-old male victim. The unidentified man was taken to a local hospital, where he died.
The man's identity was not made public on Monday.
Another man at the house, 29-year-old Kendall Smith, was arrested at the scene. "The investigation found that this incident was accidental when a firearm Smith was playing with discharged," reads the release.
Smith was booked into the Rapides Parish Detention Center and was charged with negligent homicide.