New Orleans couple linked to 3 violent crimes

New Orleans couple linked to 3 violent crimes
Keisha Edwards (Source: NOPD)
Keisha Edwards (Source: NOPD)

NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - When police were called to Lakeshore Drive and Pratt last Thursday, they found an Hispanic man lying face-down in the front passenger seat of a vehicle. That victim, while critically wounded by gunfire, was able to speak with investigators.

Police say he gave them details linking Sedrick Gilbert and Keisha Edwards to crimes that left two people dead and one person injured.

The shooting victim told police he and a friend named Felix had gone to Gilbert's house on West Laverne Street on Aug. 4 to purchase a white Ford  truck. The victim told police that at some point, Gilbert and another man produced handguns and began firing at them.

According to court documents, the victim fell to the ground. He had been shot multiple times and was going in and out of consciousness when he heard his friend, Felix, moaning in pain. According to the paperwork, "He heard a male voice make reference to cutting up Felix."

A warrant states that Gilbert and Edwards separated the victims, "moving their limp bodies to awaiting vehicles to discard them in separate locations."

Police found Felix Barron's body on the road near the 13000 block of S. I-10 Service Road.

Detectives also believe Gilbert and Edwards are linked to the death of another man, Joseph Randolph, who was dropped off at University Medical Center that same night with a gunshot wound. Randolph later died of his injuries.

Police believe he too was shot at the West Laverne home.

"We didn't hear any shots," said a neighbor.

Gilbert's neighbors said they were shocked to hear the news about what happened.

"They had a bunch of police vehicles blocking the street and everything. They also took a bunch of pit bulls out of the backyard. I did know the guy, Sedrick. He seemed like a real nice guy. He did have a business going and everything, but  I never expected that," said a neighbor.

While the suspects are linked to three violent crimes, they're only booked right now with two of them - one count of attempted second-degree murder and one count of second-degree murder.

Both remain in jail on bond.

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