Fatal shooting reported in Covington neighborhood

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Fatal shooting in Covington neighborhood

Fatal shooting reported in Covington neighborhood

Update: 7/22/21, 6:30 p.m. — On Thursday afternoon, police arrested Jonathan Bagent, 27, in connection to the murder. He reportedly turned himself in and faces charges of first degree murder.

Bagent was transported to the St. Tammany Parish Jail.

COVINGTON, La. (WGNO) — The Covington Police Department has reported a fatal shooting in the area of North Filmore Street and W. 33rd Street early Wednesday evening.

At around 6 p.m., police responded to a distress call and upon arrival, discovered a victim suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim was transported to a hospital where they later succumbed to their injuries.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Covington Police Department at 985-892-8500 or Crimestoppers by calling 504-822-1111.

WGNO will provide updates as they become available.

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