Man arrested, charged with killing his brother

Man arrested, charged with killing his brother

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - New Orleans police Sunday arrested a 51-year-old man in connection with the murder of his brother.

Solomon Banks was arrested in the shooting death of his brother, Sammie Banks, 61, just after 5 p.m. in the 3300 block of Annunciation Street.

Sixth District officers responded to a call to investigate a man shot. When officers arrived, they found Sammie Banks suffering from a gunshot wound to the chest. Banks was taken to an area hospital where he later died.

Police learned the Banks brothers were involved in a verbal altercation that turned violent. Solomon Banks is accused of pulling out a revolver and shooting his brother once in the chest. He then fled the scene.

Solomon Banks was later apprehended without further incident inside of a home in the 1800 block of Second Street. He ultimately confessed to detectives that he shot his brother after an argument.

Banks was booked into Central Lockup and charged with one count of second degree murder.

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