KENNER POLICE DEPARTMENT
Michael J. Glaser
Chief of Police
500 Veterans Boulevard
FAX (504) 712-2209
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Lt. Michael Cunningham
Kenner Police are investigating an early
February 16, 2018 at 12:30 AM Kenner Police Officers were dispatched to
the 800 block of Daniel Street, Kenner in reference to reports of a
large group fighting and gunfire.
Officers arrived on scene and found a male subject on the ground
with a gunshot wound to the chest.
Paramedics arrived and rendered first aid.
The victim was pronounced deceased on scene.
The victimís name is not being released pending notification of
A witness provided a description of the suspect vehicle involved
in the shooting and described the passenger of the vehicle to have his
arm out the window holding a gun.
Officers responding to the shooting observed a vehicle travelling
westbound on Airline Highway matching the description provided by the
witness and initiated a traffic stop.
A handgun was recovered on the roadway near the traffic stop and
additional evidence was found in the vehicle. The witness identified the
vehicle as being involved in the shooting.
Five occupants of the vehicle were detained and are being
was later determined that two groups of subjects were in front of the
Enigma Bar located at 1820 Airline Drive, Kenner.
One group left from in front of the bar and walked to a car
parked in the 800 block of Daniel Street.
The second group followed and engaged in a fight with the first
group. Gunfire erupted and
all involved dispersed, with one group leaving the scene in a red color
Chevrolet Cobalt. Minutes
later the vehicle returned to the scene of the fight and the passenger
fired a single gunshot from the suspect vehicle killing the victim.
investigation is ongoing and an arrest appears imminent.
Police Chief Michael J. Glaser urges anyone who has any information
about these incidents to call the Kenner Police at (504) 712-2222 or
Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.