Jun 21, 2014 4:32 PM by AP

Louisiana man held in fatal SW Indiana shooting

PRINCETON, Ind. (AP) - Police in southwestern Indiana have arrested a Louisiana man who they say fatally shot another man in the head during a fight outside a home.

Fifty-three-year-old Claude Arender of Choushatta, Louisiana, was being held Saturday on $500,000 bond in the Gibson County Jail in Princeton, about 25 miles north of Evansville.

Arender faces a preliminary charge of voluntary manslaughter in the Friday death of 21-year-old Raheim Bright of Vincennes.

Princeton Police Detective Sgt. Mike Hurt tells the Princeton Daily Clarion witnesses said Arender's handgun went off when he intervened in a fight between Bright and another man. Arender allegedly told police he shot Bright.

The Associated Press left a phone message seeking comment from Arender's court-appointed attorney, Michael Cochren.

A hearing is scheduled for July 17.


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