Police search for person of interest in killing of anti-violence ‘ambassador’ and his friend _lowres

Faisal Puckett Jr. (L) and Charles Bannister (R) were 18 when they were shot in Broadmoor on May 30, 2016.

New Orleans police said Thursday they had identified Winston Jackson, 18, as a suspect in the Memorial Day double homicide that left shell casings littered on a Broadmoor street.

Two 18-year-olds, Faisal Puckett Jr. and Charles Bannister, were killed in the shooting in the 3300 block of General Taylor Street at the end of a violent holiday weekend. Puckett was named an anti-violence “ambassador” in 2012, and his longtime friend Bannister lived at the house where both were killed.

Police said Jackson’s last known address was 1649 Caton Street. Jackson is also known to frequent the Marrero Commons Housing Complex, formerly known as the B.W. Cooper Housing Complex, as well as Louisiana Avenue Parkway.

Anyone with information on Jackson’s whereabouts was asked to call Homicide Detective Drew Deacon or any NOPD Homicide detective at (504) 658-5300.

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