Police: Brothers arrested in deadly Violet shooting; first murder in St. Bernard since 2013

Police: Brothers arrested in deadly Violet shooting; first murder in St. Bernard since 2013

VIOLET, LA (WVUE) - Two brothers have been arrested in connection with a deadly shooting in Violet. Police say it was the first murder in St. Bernard since October 2013.

Dondre "Snoop" Johnson, 22, was booked on Tuesday and charged with the murder of 27-year-old Broderick Parker.

Parker was shot and killed around 6:30 p.m. Sunday in the 2300 block of Licciardi Lane. Officers say he was shot several times and pronounced dead at University Hospital in New Orleans.

Dondre Johnson's brother, 26-year-old Jon Johnson, was booked with accessory after the fact of murder for allegedly having knowledge of his brother's involvement, sheriffs say.

Detectives say Dondre Johnson and Parker had known each other for years and were seen together the night before the shooting. Officers say that a video surveillance system at a store showed Johnson and Parker together a short time prior to the homicide.

Deputies add that the suspect and victim were together in the same vehicle that was later seen leaving the area of the shooting.

Both Johnson brothers were also booked with possession of a stolen firearm recovered in the investigation and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.  They were already in jail since Monday, with Dondre Johnson booked with a parole violation and Jon Johnson booked with a probation violation.

Dondre Johnson had been on parole following a crack cocaine conviction in 2012. He has a lengthy criminal history, sheriffs say.

Parker's death was the first murder in St. Bernard Parish since October 2013.

There was a homicide in St. Bernard Parish in November which is under investigation. Police say in this case, the person who shot a man claimed it was a justifiable killing and hasn't been arrested pending a continuing investigation.

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