Juvenile charged in Cottonport fatal shooting transferred to adult court

Derrionte Boyer (APSO)
Derrionte Boyer (APSO)(Source: Avoyelles Parish Sheriff's Office)
Published: Nov. 26, 2019 at 3:18 PM CST
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The 16-year-old suspect arrested after the fatal shooting at the New Beginnings Club near Cottonport was transferred to adult court after his continued custody hearing on Tuesday.

Derrionte Boyer of Mansura is being charged as an adult with one count of first-degree murder and two counts of attempted first-degree murder.

A grand jury trial will be held on December 19.

The shooting took place around 2 a.m. Sunday at 3846 Hwy. 29 in Cottonport, the location of a club listed as New Beginnings.

Two victims are deceased. One had multiple gunshot wounds and the other victim's death will be released after the autopsy. Two other victims were shot and survived - one underwent surgery on Sunday and is being treated, the other received treatment at a local hospital.

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