Double shooting kills one in Marrero
Marrero — The Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office is investigating a double shooting on King Drive in Marrero on Friday that left one man dead.
The incident was reported shortly after 4:30 p.m. in the 1100 block of King Drive. Adonis Williams, 18, died at the scene after being shot, while a 15-year-old victim received a non-life threatening wound, said Col. John Fortunato, a sheriff’s spokesman. Fortunato said authorities began receiving calls of gunshots a little after 4 p.m., and then received reports of two men shot. When they arrived, they found Williams dead, and the other victim wounded a few feet away.
Witnesses reported seeing several men leaving the area, but no motive or suspects have been identified. Fortunato said a revolver was found near Williams’ body.
Power outage results in chemical release
Waggaman — A power outage at a Waggaman chemical plant released an unknown quantity of toxic chemicals Friday morning, but early reports are that there was no impact to a nearby neighborhood.
The incident was reported about 3 a.m. at the Cornerstone Chemical Co.,10800 River Road. The company reported that an undetermined amount of sulfur dioxide and sulfur trioxide was released into the air after a power failure at the facility.
Power was apparently restored within three hours, and initial reports were that the release did not impact homes directly across the Mississippi River levee.
However, sulfur dioxide and sulfur trioxide are toxic chemicals that can cause adverse respiratory reactions when inhaled.
The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality had not received a report of the release by late Friday afternoon, which is some indication that it was not an emergency situation. Jefferson Parish officials did not find any traces of the chemicals after doing air monitoring at the site.
Sheriff’s Office delays celebration
Metairie — The Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office will delay its annual celebration at Lafreniere Park because of expected bad weather Sunday.
The Sheriff’s Office initially planned to hold its Sixth Annual Day At The Park Celebration on Sunday, but weather reports are predicting serious thunderstorms that day. Col. John Fortunato, a sheriff’s spokesman, said the agency will announce a new date for the celebration soon.
The event serves as both a community party and information session about the Sheriff’s Office. Demonstrations from various divisions within the agency, along with displays provide residents with key information about how the Sheriff’s Office works.
Kenner man, 30, booked with burglary
Belle Chasse — The Plaque-mines Parish Sheriff’s Office has booked a Kenner man on parole with a burglary, and investigators apparently tied him to the incident through DNA evidence
Jason Vedros, 30, was arrested after investigators tied blood found at a burglary to him. Vedros is accused of breaking the front window of a home and stealing two televisions. Certain Louisiana inmates are required to provide DNA samples, which are added to a statewide database. Frequently, investigators test evidence against that database.
Vedros was booked in Plaquemines Parish after being arrested in Jefferson Parish for shoplifting. He told investigators that he returned the televisions to a local store for gift cards and then sold those gift cards for money.
Police: Man stabbed by estranged wife
New Orleans — A local man told New Orleans police that he was stabbed by his estranged wife after he found her new boyfriend at her home.
The incident was reported in the 4600 block of Wilson Avenue in eastern New Orleans. According to a preliminary report, the man was bringing his wife money, but when he arrived at the home, he found his wife’s boyfriend there.
The victim and his wife began to argue, and when the man walked away, he said his wife cut him several times with a knife. Police did not immediately release the wife’s name.
Woman, 28, of shooting at exaccused
Gretna — The Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office arrested a woman in unincorporated Gretna on Halloween after they say she shot at her former boyfriend, despite the fact that their daughter was in his car.
Keyouna Stewart, 28, was booked with two counts of aggravated assault, two counts of aggravated criminal damage to property and use of a firearm with a controlled dangerous substance. She remains in custody on $95,000 bond.
According to an arrest report, Stewart’s ex-boyfriend was at her apartment picking up their daughter when he and Stewart began to argue. The man said he put the child in the back seat and prepared to drive off when Stewart grabbed the door handle of his car.
When the victim stopped, he noticed that Stewart was carrying a .380 caliber handgun, that she then cocked, the report stated. The man said he drove off but later learned that Steward fired a shot at the vehicle and struck the rear bumper.
According to the report, Stewart willingly surrendered to deputies and provided them with the gun.
Compiled by the New Orleans bureau