Suspect identified in apparent murder of 19-year-old Luling man

Two Luling men have been arrested after a shooting Friday claimed the life of 19-year-old Savahn Stewart of Luling, according to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Parish police say Leonard and Jerry Celestine were arrested after fleeing the scene of the apparent murder Friday, which occurred on the 1000 block of Paul Fredrick St. in Luling.

Leonard Celestine has been charged with second degree murder, principal to obstruction of justice and illegal carrying of weapon. Jerry Celestine is charged with obstruction of justice, principal to second degree murder and illegal carrying of weapon.

Leonard Celestine allegedly shot Stewart after a confrontation between the two escalated. Stewart was taken to St. Charles Parish Hospital, where he died from his injuries. Leonard Celestine was reportedly driving the a vehicle that was stopped by a St. Charles Parish detective on Interstate 10 Northbound later on the night of the shooting.

Jerry Celestine, Leonard Celestine’s brother, was a passenger in the vehicle.

The incident was reported to police at 4:50 p.m. Friday.

Leonard Celestine
Jerry Celestine

 

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