Suspect in fatal Mandina’s shooting arrested in Houston, authorities say
NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - A suspect in the fatal shooting of an employee outside Mandina’s restaurant was arrested Monday (May 8) in Houston, law enforcement officials said.
Suspect Kyron Fazande, 22, was apprehended “without incident” at a residence in Houston by members of the US Marshals and the NOPD’s Violent Offender Warrant Squad, New Orleans police said.
Fazande, who was booked at 1:12 p.m. into the Fort Bend County Jail, will be extradited to New Orleans, where police said he would be booked with second-degree murder, attempted second-degree murder and aggravated battery.
The shooting happened April 28 outside of the popular Mid-City restaurant Mandina’s, a New Orleans staple for 90 years.
Officials said 23-year-old Hilbert Walker III -- a server at the eatery -- was fatally shot while standing outside the restaurant. A 54-year-old woman dining inside the restaurant also was hit and was hospitalized.
Police have not yet explained a motive for the shooting.
Employee dead, tourist injured in shooting at popular New Orleans restaurant on opening day of Jazz Fest
Customers return to Mandina’s, as slain employee mourned by Sophie B. Wright High School
Mandina’s reopens while mourning fatal shooting of employee Hilbert Walker III
Man sought for questioning in deadly double shooting at Mandina’s restaurant
See a spelling or grammar error in our story? Click Here to report it. Please include the headline.
Copyright 2023 WVUE. All rights reserved.