Man leave two year old in car during night shift

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 Contact:  Lt. Michael Cunningham


 Office:    (504) 712-2420

 Date:     10/22/19

Man leaves two-year-old child in car while he works nightshift at Walmart

 KENNER 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.

 While 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.

 Davis 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. 

 Officer 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. 

 Davis 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.

 The child was medically evaluated, found to be in good health and released to the care of a family member.

 It is an ongoing investigation and attempts are being made to contact the mother of the child.

 Jamar 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). 

 If 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.



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