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KENTWOOD, La. (WGNO) — An arrest was made after a man was shot and killed outside of a Kentwood bar on Wednesday, May 24.

Officials with the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office (TPSO) said deputies were called to the Backroad 40 bar on Highway 1051 on a report of an altercation and shooting at the location.

Responding deputies learned the fight was between 25-year-old John McGowan, of Hammond, and 38-year-old Marco Dillon, of Kentwood.

McGowan allegedly pulled out a gun and shot Dillon in the chest. EMS arrived and transported Dillon to Hood Memorial Hospital where he later died from his injuries.

McGowan was charged with second-degree murder, possession of a firearm inside an alcoholic beverage outlet and protective order violation.

TPSO officials said McGowan was also wanted on an outstanding warrant for aggravated domestic abuse battery.

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