Kenner man and parolee arrested for Wednesday's murder

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Michael J. Glaser

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Kenner, LA 70062

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 Office:    (504) 712-2252

 Date:      10/9/2015 

Kenner man and parolee arrested for Wednesday’s murder

 Kenner - On Friday, October 09, 2015, the Kenner Police Department assisted by the U.S. Marshal’s Gulf Coast Regional Task Force arrested Albert Cox, 37, who provided the home address of 2717 Jasper Street, in Kenner.  Cox was located early this morning at a Greyhound Bus Station, located at 1253 Florida Boulevard, in Baton Rouge.  Cox had been identified as the shooter; responsible for the death of Cornel Woods, 42, of Kenner. 

 On Wednesday (October 7, 2015) at 11:15 p.m., the Kenner Police Department responded to the 900 block of 27th Street, in Kenner in reference to a shooting.  There officers found Cornel Woods shot outside his home.  Woods was transported to Ochsner Kenner where his death was pronounced.  

 An investigation revealed Cox and Woods were involved in an earlier dispute, in which Cox cursed and threatened to pistol whip the victim.  Cox left the scene only to return to continue the confrontation and shoot Woods. 

 Cox at the time of his arrest was on parole.   Cox had been released from the Department of Corrections to parole on May 29, 2015 and was required to remain under supervision until January 2018.  Cox was on parole for the crimes of distribution of cocaine, possession with the intent to distribute marijuana, looting, and obscenity. 

 Cox was initially booked in Baton Rouge as a fugitive, but has since been transferred to the custody of the Kenner Police Department.  Cox was charged with the crimes of second degree murder, illegal possession of a firearm by a person convicted of certain felonies, and parole violations.  At the time of this press release, Cox remains in custody, no bond has been set. 

 Kenner Police Chief Michael J. Glaser urges anyone with information concerning this incident, to call the Kenner Police Detective Vincent Miranti at (504) 712-2330 or Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111. 



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