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A 19-year-old Raceland man is charged in the December 2020 murder of 18-year-old D'John Porter.

At around 7:15 p.m. on December 26, deputies and detectives responded to a shooting on St. Louis Street in Raceland.

When deputies arrived, they found Porter lying in the street in the 700 block. He was unresponsive and was later pronounced dead.

Authorities were able to identify Kelvin Davis, 19, of Raceland, as a suspect in the shooting.

Then on January 8, 2021, they were able to obtain a warrant for his arrest on second-degree murder charges.

Davis was not at large. He was already in custody, having been arrested on December 28, 2020 on outstanding warrants for a series of 11 vehicle burglaries which occurred in September 2020. He is now also charged with second-degree murder. In total, his bail is set at more than $1.3 million.

The investigation into the shooting is ongoing, and no further details will be released at this time.

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