Father charged along with 15-year-old son in fatal shooting of 16-year-old brother


An earlier version of this story contained incorrect information about the age of the teenaged suspect and the age of the teenage victim. This has been corrected. We apologize for the error.

SHREVEPORT, La. (KTAL/KMSS) – 16-year-old is dead, after an alleged accidental shooting at a fast-food restaurant Sunday in southwest Shreveport, and his father and 15-year-old brother are charged with his death.

After an investigation by Shreveport Police detectives, Jeffrey Ebarb Sr., 45, of Frierson, was booked into the Shreveport City Jail on a charge of negligent homicide, and his 15-year-old son was booked into the Caddo Parish Juvenile Detention Center on the same charge.

Jeffrey Ebarb, Sr., 45 (Source: Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office)

According to Shreveport Police, Ebarb and his sons went to visit a family friend on Mansfield Road and that friend sold Ebarb a rifle. When they got in their vehicle to leave, the rifle was put in the backseat with the boys. The family then went to the Burger King in the 100 block of Bert Kouns Industrial Loop, just east of the Interstate 49 exit.

Around 3 p.m., Ebarb placed their order, paid, and was waiting at the window when his 15-year-old son allegedly discharged the rifle, hitting his brother. The 15-year-old immediately cried out and said his brother was wounded. The family immediately left the restaurant and drove to Christus Highland Medical Center in the 1400 block of East Bert Kouns, where the 16-year-old was pronounced dead.

Shreveport detectives investigated the shooting and interviewed witnesses, as well as the Ebarbs, and just before 11 p.m. Sunday, booked the elder Ebarb into Shreveport City Jail, and his son into Caddo Juvenile Detention Center.

Monday evening, the elder Ebarb was transferred to Caddo Correctional Center where he is being held on a $150,000 bond for the negligent homicide charge, as well on previous warrants on four hunting and firearms violations.

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