KENNER POLICE DEPARTMENT
Michael J. Glaser
Chief of Police
500 Veterans Boulevard
FAX (504) 712-2209
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Lt. Michael Cunningham
Man leaves two-year-old child in car while he works nightshift at
On October 21, 2019, 7:40 AM
Kenner Police responded to a report of a two-year-old male child, found
by a customer, wandering the parking lot of Walmart located at 300 West
Esplanade Avenue, Kenner.
investigating the found child, an officer observed a Walmart employee
later identified as Jamar Davis, 30, New Orleans searching the parking
lot. Officer Jimmie Martin
approached Davis and inquired if he was looking for a small child to
which Davis identified himself as the father of the two-year-old.
explained to the officer that his shift at Walmart ended at 7:30 AM and
that at 6:30 AM the mother of the child called and informed him she
dropped off the child, leaving him inside of Davis’ vehicle.
Davis advised at 6:30 AM he walked outside to check on the child
and left him with his phone so the child could watch videos.
He returned back to the store to complete his shift.
Martin reviewed the video of the parking lot and determined that Davis
parked his vehicle at 11:00 PM the previous night.
No vehicles appear in the video approaching Davis’ vehicle
however, it was difficult to determine if a vehicle did approach based
on the angle and quality of the video.
was then observed going to his vehicle at 6:30 AM then returning to the
store shortly thereafter.
At approximately 7:40 AM a customer finds the child wandering in the
parking lot with no shoes.
Due to the camera angle police were unable to determine at what time the
child exited the vehicle and for how long the child may have been
wandering the parking lot.
child was medically evaluated, found to be in good health and released
to the care of a family member.
is an ongoing investigation and attempts are being made to contact the
mother of the child.
Davis has been charged with LRS 14:93.2.1 relative to Child Desertion
and an outstanding NOPD warrant for Simple Kidnapping, Domestic Abuse
Battery and Domestic Abuse Battery (Child Endangerment, child under 13
years of age present).
anyone has any information or witnessed this incident, they are asked to
contact the Kenner Police at (504)
712-2222 or Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.