Bayou Vista Murder Suspect Charged

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After appearing in at the 16th Judicial District Court on Wednesday a Bayou Vista man is facing charges of 1st degree murder.

Charles Douglas Chandler the second is facing charges of first degree murder after he allegedly shot and killed 18 year old Wade Blackburn on Columbus Street in Bayou Vista.

Early Monday morning, the Saint Mary Parish Sheriff's Office responded to reports of gunshots, upon arrival they found an unresponsive Blackburn, he later died on the scene. Deputies were tipped off that Chandler was hiding nearby and was captured after trying to escape on foot.

Chandler is being held without bail at Saint Mary Parish Jail and is facing additional charges that include possession of marijuana and possession of a firearm in the presence of a dangerous substance.

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