The New Orleans Police Department’s warrant squad swept up two teens accused of murdering a 17-year-old and injuring his 4-year-old cousin in a July shooting that left a block of Boeing Street in New Orleans East strewn with shell casings.
Damond Jackson, 19, was booked on one count of second-degree murder and five counts of attempted second-degree murder on Thursday.
Sterling Lewis, 18, was booked as a principal to each of those counts.
Police say Jackson, Lewis and another man, 18-year-old Joseph Davis, were involved in killing Gerald Morgan in front of his family’s house in the 5900 block of Boeing Street on July 21. His horrified family watched as Morgan was gunned down and his young relative was shot in the arm.
Crimestoppers tips helped police identify the suspects, according to a news release.
Relatives said immediately after the shooting that Morgan had been involved in some sort of a dispute with his killers at a nearby park.
Davis is still at large. Police intend to book him on one count of second-degree murder and five counts of attempted second-degree murder.