NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - Over the past six days, the NOPD Homicide Division has caught four suspects believed to be responsible for four separate homicides that happened across the city
The suspects arrested include:
Michael Randolph (DOB: 06/15/1987) was linked to the murder of Henry Varnado on Tuesday (Nov.8). The homicide took place on July 18, 2016 in the 1300 block of Teche Street. Detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Randolph who is currently incarcerated in Sioux City, Iowa on unrelated charges.
Deshawn Watson (DOB: 11/14/1997) was arrested on Tuesday (Nov.8) in the 2900 block of Republic Street for the murder of Emile Williams and the shooting of a second victim. The homicide took place September 5, 2016 at the intersection of Republic and Law Street. Detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Watson for the charges of second degree murder and attempted second degree murder.
Devontay Jenkins (DOB: 7/16/1997) was re-booked into Orleans Parish jail on Monday (Nov.7) for the murder of Denzell Jeanpierre. The homicide took place on June 14, 2016 at the intersection of St. Bernard Avenue and Law Street. Detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Jenkins for the charge of second degree murder. Jenkins is currently incarcerated on another charge.
Jermaine Reynolds (DOB: 02/21/1996) was arrested on Friday (Nov.4) after he turned himself in at the Eighth District office for his involvement in the murder of Alvin Trigs. The homicide took place on October 26, 2016 in the 2600 block of Poydras Street. Reynolds was booked and charged with second degree murder.
"Murder reduction is our top priority and we are working aggressively every day to prevent these incidents from happening and to track down and arrest anyone responsible for committing them," said NOPD Superintendent Michael Harrison. "These arrests are a strong example of our commitment to fully investigate these crimes and to hold individuals accountable for their actions."
Citizens with information that can help solve crimes are asked to call Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111 or toll-free 1-877-903-STOP.