Mandeville man arrested after argument escalates to shooting

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Jake Mills, 19, faces a charge of second-degree murder after allegedly shooting and killing another man in an argument over a woman.(St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office)

NEW ORLEANS — Deputies in St. Tammany Parish say an argument between two men over a woman led to murder early Saturday morning.

19 year old Jake Mills allegedly shot and killed Vincent Cuccia, also 19, after their argument escalated on Ridgewood Loop.  In a press release, Sheriff Randy Smith said, “This was a senseless killing which resulted in the ruined lives of two young teenagers – one dead and the other who could potentially be sentenced to prison for the rest of his life. Sad.”

Mills is facing a charge of second-degree murder.  No bond has been set.

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