Marrero Man Charged with Second Degree Murder

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KENNER POLICE DEPARTMENT

Michael J. Glaser

Chief of Police

 

PRESS RELEASE

 

 

500 Veterans Boulevard

Kenner, LA 70062

(504) 712-2200

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 Contact:  Lt. Brian McGregor

 Email:     bmcgregor@kennerpd.com

 Office:    (504) 712-2252

 Date:     12/4/2015 

Marrero man charged with second degree murder  

 Kenner - On Friday, December 4, 2015, at approximately 3:29 p.m., the Kenner Police Department responded to Houston Marine, located at 2506 Williams Boulevard, Kenner, in reference to a shooting.  Officers located one victim inside the school with a gunshot wound to his chest.  The victim is identified as Anthony Tardo, 49, of Mandeville.   Tardo was the facility manager at Houston Marine and has worked for the company for 19 years.  Tardo’s death was pronounced on scene. 

 Arrested, was employee John Spears, 50 of Marrero.  Spears has worked at the location for about 1 year.  Spears is a Dynamic Positioning Instructor at the location.   After Spears shot the victim, Spears turned to a co-worker and told them that the victim needed help.  Spears exited the business and walked to his vehicle where he remained and surrendered to officers arriving on scene. 

 

 Spears refused to cooperate with detectives and offered no motive for his actions.   Spears will be charged with the crime of second degree murder.  Police have recovered the gun used.   At the time of this press release, Spears remains in custody, no bond has been set.     

 

 Kenner Police Chief Michael J. Glaser encourages anyone who has information regarding this shooting or John Spears, to contact Kenner Police Detective Trey Hille at (504) 712-2213. 

 
 

Michael
J.
Glaser

Chief of Police

 

 
 
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