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KENNER POLICE DEPARTMENT

Stephen D. Caraway

Chief of Police

 

PRESS RELEASE

 

 

500 Veterans Boulevard

Kenner, LA 70062

(504) 712-2200

FAX (504) 712-2209

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Contact:  Sergeant Brian McGregor

Email: bmcgregor@kennerpd.com

Office: (504) 712-2252

Date: 5/2/2013

Kenner Police arrest LaPlace man in morning murder

Kenner- At approximately 09:55 a.m., Friday, May 03, 2013, the Kenner Police Department responded to a shooting outside Performance Automotive, located at 2416 Connecticut Avenue, in Kenner.  It was there Kenner Police discovered the body of Shane Vicknair, 27, of River Ridge.  Investigating detectives learned that Vicknair was involved in an argument with a black male driving a blue Chevrolet pickup truck. 

Hours after the murder, the driver of the above pickup; identified as Roger Batiste, 75, of 122 Batiste Lane, LaPlace, contacted the Kenner Police Department through his attorney and surrendered himself at the Kenner Police Department.  The gun allegedly used during the shooting was also relinquished by the Batiste’s attorney.  Batiste has been charged with the crime of second degree murder.  At the time of this press release Batiste remains in custody, no bond has been set.   Motive appears to be a verbal argument that escalated. 

Chief Steve Caraway urges anyone with information this incident, to call Kenner Police Detective Jesse Johnson at (504) 712-2238 or Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111. 

Detective Jesse Johnson is in charge of the investigation. 

Kenner Police Department website:  http://www.kennerpd.com


 

Steve Caraway

Chief of Police

 

 
 
Kenner Police Complex

500 Veterans Blvd.

Kenner, LA. 70062

(504) 712-2200

 
 
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