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Suspect at center of Kenner SWAT roll turns himself in

Updated: Feb. 18, 2019 at 10:08 AM CST
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NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) -The suspect sought after a SWAT roll in Kenner over the weekend has turned himself.

A non-fatal shooting prompted the SWAT roll and search of the teenager John Green on Sunday (Feb. 17), according to Kenner Police Department spokesman Lt. Michael Cunningham.

Green turned himself into Kenner Police Monday morning. His mother accompanied him, according to police.

His mother also turned over a handgun authorities believe is the gun used in the shooting.

Green was booked into the Kenner Jail with aggravated battery.

Shortly after 9 a.m. Sunday, the victim drove himself to the hospital after being shot in the arm inside a house in the 800 block of Champagne Drive. The victim told police he was talking with a friend when Green, 17, “injected himself” in the conversation and then shot the victim without being provoked, according to Cunningham.

The victim and witness told investigators Green was probably still at the house on Champagne Street, which prompted investigators to call a SWAT team to find him.

According to Cunningham, when SWAT officers were unable to make contact with Green, they released tear gas into the home, but still had no response. Officers then went into the home, but still did not find Green.

Last year, Green was suspected in an Orleans Parish homicide and a search warrant was carried out on the same home, according to Cunningham.

However, Green was never charged in that case.

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