Advocate: Suspect in W. Metairie Ave. killings former John Curtis player

Chris Miller
June 19, 2019 - 11:33 am

The man arrested for three murders in Metairie is apparently a former John Curtis football player who secured a walk-on spot on the University of South Alabama's roster, The New Orleans Advocate reports.

A Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office SWAT team arrested the suspect last night. Jefferson Parish jail records show 22-year-old Sean M. Barrette was booked last night on two counts of first degree murder and one count of second degree murder.

The sheriff's office believes the same suspect is responsible for the fatal shooting of a 26-year-old man at the intersection of West Metairie Avenue and Henry Landry Avenue late Monday night, and for the killings of two men found in a vehicle at North Starett Road and West Metairie late yesterday afternoon.

The Advocate notes that name and date of birth of the suspect matches that of a John Curtis player who walked on at Mississippi State's football team before making the roster at the University of South Alabama.

Sheriff Joe Lopinto said it appears Barrette was picking his victims at random.

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