Arrest made in shooting deaths of Kenner couple

Arrest made in shooting deaths of Kenner couple

KENNER, LA (WVUE) - An arrest has been made in the April 4 killings of a man and his girlfriend inside their Kenner home, according to Kenner Police Chief Michael Glaser.

Shaun Barnett, 28, of Avondale, is accused in the deaths of Raynell Kimbrough, 31, and Dawn Scott, 28, who were found shot in the 2100 block of Idaho Avenue. Barnett faces two counts of first-degree murder and possession of a firearm by a felon.

Glaser said Barnett was the original person of interest and was arrested for parole violations by the Department of Corrections, Probation and Parole East Jefferson District on April 4.  Barnett was also the person seen driving the gold or champagne-colored vehicle seen leaving the area following the shootings.  Barnett has been jailed at Orleans Parish Prison and at the River Bend Detention Center in East Carroll Parish since his arrest for parole violations.

The Kenner Police Department obtained an arrest warrant April 29 after receiving the results of evidence that had been submitted to the Jefferson Parish Crime Laboratory. Glaser said the evidence linked Barnett to the crime. Barnett was transferred to the custody of the Kenner Police Department and U.S. Marshal's Gulf Coast Regional Task Force today.

Glaser listed the following agencies that assisted in the investigation:  The Kenner Police Department, Crimestoppers, U.S. Marshal's Gulf Coast Regional Task Force, the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office Criminal Intelligence Center and Crime Laboratory, the Department of Corrections Probation and Parole East Jefferson District, and Louisiana State Analytical & Fusion Exchange (LA-SAFE).

Barnett remains in custody. No bond has been set.

Glaser urges anyone who may still have information about the murders to call Kenner Police Detective Harold Pendergast at (504) 712-2226 or Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.

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