Security alarm business sees uptick after Metairie murders

Security alarm business sees uptick after Metairie murders

METAIRIE, LA (WVUE) - The murder of a man and his son in Metairie may be causing an uptick in the security alarm business.

The head of the neighborhood association where the murders happened says the crime should serve as a wake-up call. The randomness of the crime even surprised investigators.

"This happenstance is totally a shock to the conscience - execution style," Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand said.

Residents said last week's murders of David Pence and his son, Nicholas, on Clifford Drive is causing them to question security in what many thought was a safe neighborhood.

The alleged gunman, Dexter Allen, was arrested in Orleans Parish, where he remains jailed on four charges, including a separate carjacking and  attempted murder that occurred happened April 22 in St. Roch. Eight hours later, the Pences were killed in Jefferson Parish, where Allen now faces two first-degree murder charges.

People who created this

page for the Pence family say all donations will help cover funeral costs and help Dave Pence's wife manage the sudden loss of income.

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