An Orleans Parish grand jury has indicted two New Orleans teens in the fatal shooting of a Domino’s Pizza delivery driver in September in Mid-City.
Shane Hughes and Rendell Brown, both 16, will be tried as adults in the shooting death of 35-year-old Richard Yeager.
The grand jury this week charged the teens with counts of second-degree murder and armed robbery.
Both are being held in lieu of $1.5 million bail, said Christopher Bowman, a spokesman for District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro.
Hughes and Brown are accused of killing Yeager just after midnight Sept. 22 after he made a pizza delivery in the 2800 block of St. Louis Street. Yeager was shot at least 10 times, police said.
The victim’s Toyota Corolla was stolen after the shooting and was found later in Gert Town following a hit-and-run crash. The teens were taken into custody hours after the shooting.
Both youths had criminal histories and were wearing electronic monitoring devices at the time of the killing.
Brown was under the supervision of the Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office at the time and violated the terms of his house arrest the night before Yeager’s fatal shooting, authorities said.
On that night, Brown and Hughes allegedly assaulted and robbed a 50-year-old schoolteacher in front of her Uptown home on Newcomb Boulevard. The grand jury also charged the youths with one count of armed robbery in connection with that incident, which left the woman with facial fractures and a broken nose.
Brown was developed as a suspect in Yeager’s shooting death after a tracking signal from his ankle monitor put him at the scene of the crime, authorities said.