2 arrested in Algiers double murder where victims bodies were found burned

2 arrested in Algiers double murder where victims bodies were found burned
Michael Tyron Robinson, age 34 (Weston, Kelly)
Kirk Powell, age 23
Kirk Powell, age 23 (Source: OPSO)

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - Two arrests were announced Wednesday (Oct. 10) in the late July murders of a man and a woman whose bodies were found burned beyond recognition in Algiers.

NOPD Chief Michael Harrison said Michael Tyron Robinson, 34, and Kirk Powell, 23, each were booked with two counts of second-degree murder in connection with the deaths of Gavonte Lampkin and Shantrell Parker, both 20.

On July 29, Fourth District officers responded to a brush fire at Maumus Avenue and Bennett Street. As crews were extinguishing the fire, they discovered the charred remains of the victims. Further investigation revealed both victims had been shot to death.

Harrison said the investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to call Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.

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