A Jefferson Parish Grand Jury has charged three men with the murder of Ryan Saffrhan, a French Quarter restaurant worker found shot to death in Metairie after being robbed while selling marijuana.
Darren K. Lloyd, Christon Tumblin and Ira Brown were charged with one count of second-degree murder, while Lloyd, who goes by the nicknames “Hook Lip” and “Twin,” with also charged with being a convicted felon with a weapon.
Saffrhan, 34, was found dead in the driver’s seat of his 2001 Nissan Xterra on Jan. 16 in the 500 block of North Elm Street in Metairie.
Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office investigators said Saffrhan was seen driving around the area that night trying to sell marijuana and was robbed by the men who killed him.
Lloyd and Tumblin are both 19 and have separate apartment addresses on Laurel Street in Metairie. Tumblin goes by the nickname “Do.”
Brown, 22, has a Kingston Street address in Kenner and goes by the nickname “Peanut.”
The men are being held in Jefferson Parish Correctional Center, Lloyd on $1 million bond and Tumblin and Brown on $750,000 bond each.
The case was allotted to 24th Judicial District Court Judge Lee Faulkner. Second-degree murder carries a mandatory sentence of life in prison upon conviction.
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