METAIRIE, LA (WVUE) - Sheriff Newell Normand said an arrest has been made in the quadruple shooting and stabbing that left four people dead and one injured early Wednesday morning.
Normand said JPSO deputies on Friday surrounded the Kenner home of 20-year-old Armande Steven Tart, and he surrendered without incident. Tart was booked with four counts of murder, one count of attempted murder, one count of auto theft and one count of being a felon with firearm.
Normand said the motive was the theft of drugs, and that there was a large amount of cocaine in the Pasadena Avenue apartment in which most of the victims were found. The sheriff said Tart had stayed at the apartment many times, and that the crime was premeditated.
The victims, 40-year-old Kyle Turner, 56-year-old John Edward Henry and 61-year-old Rosemary Charles all died from gunshot wounds to the head. A fourth victim in the shooting was identified as a 33-year-old woman who survived. A fifth victim, 56-year-old Harold Frisard, was found in a separate apartment. He died as a result of multiple stab wounds to the head.
Normand said Tart knew the victims and had been staying with Frisard, who would often take people in.
The sheriff said Tart acted alone, and they are obtaining a search warrant for the Kenner home where he surrendered.
Investigators are still looking for one of the victim's vehicles, a 2014 black Acura TL.
Normand said the surviving victim was instrumental - as were residents of the complex - in helping deputies make an arrest. He said the investigation is ongoing and that there were a number of "loose ends" to tie up.