NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A grand jury has indicted a New Orleans man in an attempted robbery that resulted in the death of his alleged accomplice.

The Times-Picayune reports 21-year-old Mervin Higgins faces charges of second-degree murder, attempted murder and armed robbery with a firearm.

Higgins is accused in the death of 17-year-old Dominick Kent and shooting another man while attempting to strip him of his wallet near the Algiers ferry landing on Dec. 14, 2011.

Higgins allegedly shot Kent inadvertently as the three men fought.

Police found Kent lying on the ground with several gunshot wounds.