FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Detective Shaun Watson
Office: (504) 712-2240
Date: January 29, 2010
Suspect shot and
killed during botched robbery
– On Friday, January 29, 2010,
at 8:49 pm, Kenner Police responded to an armed robbery at
Dreams Communications & More located at 3227 Williams Boulevard.
Officers learned that the owner was exiting his business when he
was approached by three men in the parking lot. One of the men
produced a revolver, struck the owner in the head with the
revolver, grabbed his backpack, and pushed him into a nearby
alley. The owner dropped his backpack, retrieve his weapon, and
shot the would-be robber, who died on the scene. The second
suspect was shot during the incident and transported to
for a gunshot wound. The third suspect managed to escape and
remains at large.
The owner cashed
checks for Hispanic customers, which police believe might have
been the motive for the robbery. The two suspects had
identification cards from Honduras.
Police are not releasing the names of the two suspects until
their identities are confirmed.
The second suspect
will be charged with armed robbery and transported to the
when he is released from University
second suspect may face additional charges after police consult
with the District Attorney’s Office.
No charges will be filed against the
business owner at this time. The case will be submitted to the
Jefferson Parish District Attorney’s Office for review.
Joseph McRae is in charge of the investigation.
Chief Steve Caraway encourages anyone with information on this
incident to contact the Kenner Police Department at (504)
712-2222 or Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111. Callers may remain