FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Detective Brian McGregor
Office: (504) 712-2252
Date: June 17, 2010
Police investigate double homicide / vehicle crash
- The Kenner Police are presently investigating a double
homicide that occurred in the 600 block of Farrar Avenue in Kenner.
At approximately 0133 hours, the Kenner Police Department
responded to a report of gunshots in the 600 block of Farrar Street in Kenner.
Upon officers’ arrival to the area, they found a black
2002 Mitsubishi that had crashed into a tree in the 700 block of Farrar Street.
Inside the vehicle, officers discovered that two victims had
been shot. They
also discovered a three year old child that was not seat belted
in the rear seat.
The two victims shot inside the vehicle were pronounced dead on
scene. The child
received no injuries from the gunshots fired into the vehicle,
but received a lacerated liver as the result of the vehicle
crash. The child
was transported to Ochsner Hospital.
The deceased are identified as follows:
Charles Davis, 38, who has an address in the 300 block of
Plantation Drive in Kenner and Hermaina Ellsworth, 29, who has
an address located at 863 3rd Street in Kenner.
At the present time, Kenner Police have no motive or suspects.
The Kenner Police Department will release more
information as it becomes available.
Chief Steve Caraway urges anyone with information concerning
this incident to call the Kenner Police Department at (504)
712-2222 or Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.
Detective David Stromeyer is in charge of the investigation.