Suspects in Lee Street shooting facing murder charges after victim dies

ALEXANDRIA, La. (APD) - Following the death of a man shot at a Lee Street store, the two men arrested for the shooting are now facing first degree murder charges.

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James Melton, 36, of Woodworth died Friday following what Alexandria Police said was a shot in the head after Melton was found in his truck at the Save More store on Lee Street Thursday just a few minutes before noon.

Later that day, Eddie Ray Jackson, 17, and Nicholas West, 19, were arrested and charged with armed robbery and attempted first degree murder.

On Friday, APD reported that both suspects will now be charged with first degree murder and will no longer be afforded bond.