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18-year-old paralyzed in “accidental” shooting in Arnaudville; one teen arrested

18-year-old Kole Hebert, victim of shooting

ARNAUDVILLE, La (EVEN) - Police say that one person has been arrested in connection with an "accidental" shooting that left one 18-year-old was paralyzed.


19-year-old suspect arrested

Kendrick Alexander, Jr., 19, of Breaux Bridge, was booked into the St. Martin Parish Correctional Center on a charge of Aggravated Battery in connection with the shooting that left Kole Hebert, 18, also of Breaux Bridge, paralyzed.


According to St. Martin Parish Sheriff Becker Breaux, deputies learned that Alexander and Hebert were "handling a firearm when Alexander pointed the gun at the victim, and the firearm discharged, striking the victim."


The shooting happened on Clarence Angelle Road near Coteau Rodaire Highway in Arnaudville on Saturday, Jan. 6, around 1 a.m.


Hebert remains hospitalized at Our Lady of the Lake in Baton Rouge. Posts say that Hebert suffered a severed cervical spinal cord, which left him paralyzed. He also sustained a fractured skull in the shooting.


Hebert committed to LSUE for the fall of 2025 with a full baseball scholarship. A GoFundMe campaign has been made to raise funds for the teen's medical expenses. Click here to donate.


This investigation is ongoing.

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