Suspect, 18, booked in shooting death of teen
A man already behind bars on a gun charge and probation violation was rearrested Monday on suspicion that he killed a high school student this month in the St. Roch neighborhood.
Investigators allege Danshaun Hampton, 18, shot and killed Johan Kenner, 17, about 6:45 p.m. June 8.
Kenner, a Landry-Walker High School football player, died at Interim LSU Hospital shortly afterward.
Hampton was booked on a count of second-degree murder, police said.
Police said Hampton is one of two suspects in Kenner’s death, but they have not identified the second person.
Hampton already was in custody at Orleans Parish Prison after being arrested June 18 on a charge of possession of a firearm or weapon by a felon, according to jail records.
Authorities book man in ’13 murder in Reserve
St. John the Baptist Parish authorities have arrested a suspect in a nearly year-old murder.
DeQuan Brown, 19, was booked Friday in connection with the death of Meshach Mason, who was killed Aug. 24 on East 16th Street in Reserve.
Evidence investigators collected led them to name Brown a suspect, the Sheriff’s Office said.
Brown was booked with second-degree murder and remained jailed Monday. Bail was set at $550,000.
Man gets life sentence in home invasion case
A 21-year-old Covington man will spend the rest of his life behind bars for a June 2013 Covington home invasion during which he tied up a family.
Judge Martin Coady, of 22nd Judicial District Court, sentenced Beau Ledoux to life for each of five aggravated kidnapping counts.
Coady also sentenced Ledoux to 55 years for each of four armed robbery charges and 30 years — for a total of 250 years to be served concurrently — for attempted armed robbery in connection with the incident, according to Rick Wood, a spokesman for District Attorney Walter Reed’s office.
Ledoux and three co-defendants were arrested after authorities received a tip.
During the burglary, four masked men held four adults and one child for more than two hours while they burglarized the home.
After the four left, one of the victims was able to escape and call the police.
The three co-defendants — Jonathan Hudson, 29, of Slidell; Christopher Allo, 35, of Abita Springs; and William Ledoux, 28, of Sun — are awaiting trial.
Suspect, 50, arrested in fatal N.O. East stabbing
A 50-year-old man was arrested Monday in connection with a fatal stabbing over the weekend in New Orleans East.
Lawrence Jackson, 50, was booked on a count of second-degree murder in connection with the death of Aaron Jackson, 52.
It was not immediately clear whether the men were related.
Aaron Jackson was found about 8:10 p.m. Sunday inside a home in the 5100 block of Bayouview Court. An autopsy determined he died from a stab wound to the leg that struck an artery.
Police said there were signs of a struggle inside the home but did not immediately identify a motive.
Police: Woman raped Saturday in Algiers
New Orleans police said a woman was raped Saturday night in Algiers.
Police provided few details, saying only that the rape happened about 7:40 p.m. in the 4500 block of Lennox Boulevard.
Police did not provide the victim’s age or identify a suspect.
Kenner police seek two in thefts of two TVs
Kenner police are asking for the public’s help in identifying two people suspected of shoplifting two TV sets from a business.
The shoplifting occurred about 10:30 a.m. June 11.
A man and woman entered a store in the 300 block of West Esplanade Avenue and walked to the electronics section. They put two televisions into a cart and walked out of the store, police said. They drove away in a white pickup that was last seen going north on Loyola Drive.
Anyone with information about the identity of the suspected shoplifters is asked to call Detective Mike Jackson at (504) 712-2283 or Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.