16-year-old girl gunned down in Reserve, authorities asking for help


In Reserve, a 16-year-old Aariah Henry was murdered early Sunday in what authorities believe was a targeted attack. St. John Parish Sheriff Mike Tregre said the victim was one of six in a Black Dodge Challenger and he’s shared video of the tragic incident in hopes of making an arrest.

“And you can see the other car, the silver car, pull up next to the Dodge Challenger and just open fire on Airline Highway in Reserve,” said Tregre.

Tregre said they don’t believe Henry nor the other two females in the car were the intended victims. You can see the video below.

“I have no reason to believe that they were the target and we’re definitely looking at the three males who were also in the car, but they are not speaking to us at all,” said Tregre.

Both cars from the incident have been recovered and are being processed for evidence.

The victim was a 10th grader at East St. John High School, and Tregre said after talking to Henry’s homeroom teacher, there’s no evidence to believe she incited the violence.

“She was just a youth trying to live her life and for some reason, she’s in this car and somebody opened fire and took her life. And we need to hold somebody accountable,” said Tregre.

If you have any information you’re asked to contact investigators.


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