Calcasieu Deputies arrest Iowa man for manslaughter

An Iowa man has been arrested on manslaughter charges after he confessed to shooting his roommate during a fight, authorities said.

Randall R. Austin, 64, has been booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center. His bail has been set at $250,000, according to Kim Myers, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman.

The altercation happened about 11:30 a.m. Sunday in the 300 block of Scheufens Road. Austin told deputies that he and his roommate, Sidney “Jody” Joseph Moore, Jr., 40, were arguing, when Austin got a shotgun from his bedroom.

“Moore began fighting him for the shotgun and the shotgun discharged. Moore died as a result of the shotgun wound he sustained,” Myers said.

The case remains under investigation.



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