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NOPD Arrests Suspect in Homicide Investigation

by Aaron E. Looney

January 17, 2023

Categories: On Duty

Topics: Fourth District, Good Police Work, Homicide

NOPD Arrests Suspect in Homicide Investigation

The NOPD has arrested an 18-year-old male suspect in the investigation of a homicide that occurred on April 14, 2022, in the 3700 block of Mansfield Avenue.

At about 9:45 p.m. on April 14, NOPD Fourth District officers responded to a call of shots fired in the 3700 block of Mansfield Avenue. Upon arrival, officers discovered an adult male gunshot wound victim on scene. The victim was transported via EMS to a local hospital, where he was later pronounced deceased.

On April 18, 2022, the Orleans Parish Coroner’s Office identified the victim as 19-year-old Jestin Kinard and determined the cause of death to be by gunshot wound.

As investigation into the incident progressed, NOPD Homicide Unit detectives developed and positively identified the suspect as the perpetrator in this incident. An arrest warrant was obtained on one count of second-degree murder. The suspect was found to be in police custody in Pearl River County, Miss., and was extradited back to Orleans Parish on Januay 11, 2023, to face the murder charge.

As the arrested suspect was a juvenile at the time the offense was committed, his name will not be released.

All persons are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

Anyone with additional information on this incident is urged to contact NOPD Homicide Det. James Fyfe at 504-658-5300.