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Handcuffs photographed Tuesday, December 26, 2017.

The Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office has jailed a suspect accused of killing a 62-year-old man and wounding two others during a shooting in the Shrewsbury neighborhood last month.

Arsenio Adams, 30, was booked Thursday on counts of first-degree murder, attempted murder and aggravated cruelty to an animal after he also shot a dog during the attack, Sheriff’s Office spokesman Lt. Jason Rivarde said.

He was one of three suspects arrested recently in separate Jefferson Parish slayings, including the May 25 shooting death of Michael Brown in Metairie and an April 26 shooting in the 4200 block of Lac Couture Drive in Harvey that left two men dead. 

Deputies didn’t say how they tied Adams to the shooting that left Sterling Woods dead on May 14 in the 2800 block of Clermont Street. But, according to Rivarde, investigators believe Adams opened fire during an argument over “a drug-related debt.”

First responders found Woods, a 57-year-old man and a 55-year-old woman shot inside an apartment. Woods died after being taken to a hospital; the two other victims were listed in stable condition.

Woods’ slaying is at least the second one blamed on Adams in the last dozen years. The Sheriff’s Office booked him with second-degree murder in the July 14, 2007, fatal shooting of Nicole Guagliardo in the 3000 block of Burns Street, according to NOLA.com

But it doesn’t appear prosecutors charged him in the slaying. He later pleaded guilty to cocaine charges and in 2009 received a five-year prison sentence, court records show.

Adams’ bail was set at a total of $1.25 million for the latest attempted murder and animal cruelty counts. No bail has been set on the murder count, jail records show.

Online records show Adams was arrested by the Douglas County, Georgia, Sheriff's Office as a fugitive on May 28 and transferred to the Jefferson Parish jail. 

He would face mandatory life imprisonment if convicted of murdering Woods.

Meanwhile, in another case, the Sheriff's Office announced that the U.S. Marshals Service arrested Maurice Leach, 33, in Trenton, New Jersey, in connection with the May 25 shooting death of Michael Brown in Metairie. 

Brown was slain at the Pair of Dice bar in the 4500 block of the South Interstate 10 Service Road, Rivarde said. Leach was awaiting extradition to Louisiana. 

In addition, the Sheriff's Office on Thursday booked Derrick Kinchen on two counts of first-degree murder and one count each of obstruction of justice and attempted murder. 

NOLA.com reported that Kinchen was suspected of a triple shooting in the 4200 block of Lac Couture Drive on April 26 that left Ronald Cornin, 27, and Tymarlous Norman, 23, dead. 

That same day, investigators allege, Kinchen was suspected of shooting and wounding a 24-year-old man about five miles away at Deerpark Drive and Woodmere Boulevard. 

A media report in Riverside, California, shows a police SWAT unit captured Kinchen there on May 21. He was then extradited to Jefferson Parish. 


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