Friend who left Metairie home 15 minutes before double killing says he saw nothing of concern; man, son found shot to death _lowres

Advocate staff photo by JOHN McCUSKER -- A man and his son were found shot to death in their home Wednesday night on Clifford Drive in Metairie.

Sherriff Newell Normand said two suspects in the Metairie double murder of David and Nicholas Pence have been arrested.

Wednesday night before midnight, the father and son were shot on Clifford Drive.

Normand said the "execution-style" murder appears to be random.

Officers gathered security information with camera footage from neighbors to validate witness testimony, Normand said at a press conference Sunday.

The day of the double murders, several car burglaries were reported in the neighborhood, Normand said.

He said officials believe the suspects, Haraquon Degury and Dexter Allen, aimed to commit an armed robbery, coming in through an open side door.

The pair then allegedly shot the father and son.A Jefferson Parish Sherriff’s Office news release states David Pence was founds with gunshot wounds to the neck, chest and leg stiitng in a chiar. His son, Nicholas Pence, was found on the floor with gunshots to his face and side of his head.

According to the news release, the next morning officers stopped Degury and Allen in New Orleans East.

Degruy was taken into custody while Allen fled, Normand said.

Degruy later admitted to being in the neighborhood at the time of the murder with Allen to officers, Normand said.

Normand said Degruy said to officers, “I just shot two people.”

Degruy said to officers that she and Allen were committing auto burglaries, according to the release.

Degruy was booked into Jefferson Parish Correctional Center with two counts of Accessory After the Fact to First Degree Murder and one count of Vehicle Burglary, according to the release.

Allen is in Orleans Parish Prison. Jefferson Parish has placed a hold on him for two counts of First Degree Murder, according to the release.