U.S. Marshals arrest man at Baton Rouge bus station in connection with Kenner killing _lowres

Albert Cox

A Kenner man was arrested early Friday morning outside a Baton Rouge bus station for allegedly killing his neighbor in a dispute over a woman.

Kenner Police said the U.S. Marshals Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force picked up Albert Cox, 37, at the Baton Rouge Greyhound bus station at around 12:30 a.m. on Friday. Police believe he is responsible for fatally shooting Cornel Woods, 42, on Wednesday night.

Witnesses told police that not long before the shooting, Cox and Woods had been involved in a dispute over a female acquaintance in front of the victim’s family’s house in the 900 block of 27th Street.

Woods had no significant criminal history and there had apparently been no violence over the woman before, said Kenner Police spokesman Lt. Brian McGregor. But before leaving the scene, Cox threatened to pistol-whip Woods, police said. His listed address, in the 2700 block of Jasper Street, is just a four-minute walk away.

Cox then returned and gunned Woods down, police believe.

Cox allegedly confessed to witnesses that he had killed Woods. They told police that he had fled to Baton Rouge, where he has family.

Cox had just been released on parole in May, said McGregor, after a conviction for distribution of cocaine, possession with the intent to distribute marijuana, looting, and obscenity. He is not cooperating with police in their investigation, according to McGregor.