Kenner Police investigating early morning homicide

Don Ames
February 16, 2019 - 11:19 am

Kenner Police officers were dispatched to the 800 block of Daniel Street about 12:30 a.m. Sunday, following reports of a large group fighting and gunfire.

The officers arrived at the scene and found a male subject on the ground with a gunshot wound to the chest.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. 

A witness provided a description of the suspect vehicle involved in the shooting and described a passenger of the vehicle as having his arm out the window holding a gun. 

Officers observed a vehicle traveling westbound on Airline Highway matching the description provided by the witness and stopped the vehicle.

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 were being interviewed. 

No further information was available at this time.

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