A 58-year-old Avondale man fatally stabbed his 14-year-old nephew and wounded a 21-year-old nephew and his own 79-year-old mother early Saturday, according to the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office.
Tyrone Dorsey was captured about three hours after the incident on the Mississippi River levee near the parish line between Jefferson and St. Charles, the Sheriff’s Office said.
According to Sheriff Newell Normand, deputies received a call shortly after 4 a.m. reporting a stabbing incident in the 300 block of Dome Drive.
Officers arriving on the scene found three victims. The 14-year-old, identified as Darrus Wooden, was taken to University Medical Center, where he died. The 21-year-old and the 79-year-old victims’ wounds were described as not life-threatening.
Dorsey is the uncle of the two young victims and the son of the woman.
The Sheriff’s Office said investigators had not established a motive for the stabbings.
It was the second homicide of 2016 in Avondale.
A 32-year-old Bridge City man was fatally shot about 12:10 a.m. Friday, the Sheriff’s Office said.
Deputies found Joseph Washington lying dead in the street in the 300 block of Senate Drive in Avondale. The Sheriff’s Office said Washington had been shot by two men while talking to a friend.