Man arrested in connection to Metairie homicide case

Man arrested in connection to Metairie homicide case
JPSO reported the arrest Brian Richardson in connection with the homicide investigation stemming from the death of Alvon Jones (Source: JPSO)

NEW ORLEANS, La. (WVUE) - 19-year-old Brian Richardson, of New Orleans, was arrested in connection to the homicide investigation pertaining to the death of 24-year-old Alvon Jones.

Investigators believe Richardson and Jones went to a residence and attempted to rob the people inside. After the encounter, the two threatened the occupants with firearms and demanded their property, according to the report.

Richardson and Jones later fled the scene and then crashed the vehicle in the 8400 block of Milan Street. Richardson and two other unknown males left the vehicle with Jones inside, who had died. Later, Richardson went to the hospital sustaining a gunshot wound to the leg.

One of the residents was a 64-year-old man who suffered a graze wound from the incident. A female was also brought to the hospital for a gunshot wound to the leg.

Richardson was arrested and booked with one count of aggravated burglary.

Investigators are attempting to locate 44-year-old Ray Hollins of Metairie to request possible information about the incident.

Investigators are currently attempting to locate Ray Hollins regarding possible information about the incident.
Investigators are currently attempting to locate Ray Hollins regarding possible information about the incident. (Source: JPSO)

Sheriff Joseph Lopinto says deputies were called to the 1100 block of South Upland Avenue on Dec. 12 around 12:45 a.m. for a shooting. When deputies arrived at the scene, they found a man suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The investigation is still ongoing and more charges could possibly be added.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call our Homicide Section at 504-364-5300 or contact Crimestoppers.

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