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NOPD VOWS, U.S. Marshals Arrests Second Suspect in Investigation of 2022 Double Homicide

by Aaron E. Looney

October 3, 2023

Categories: On Duty

Topics: Good Police Work, Homicide, Partnerships, Third District

NOPD VOWS, U.S. Marshals Arrests Second Suspect in Investigation of 2022 Double Homicide

The NOPD’s Violent Offender Warrant Squad (VOWS) and the U.S. Marshals today arrested Ladonte Richardson (black male, DOB: 11-06-2002) in the investigation of a double homicide that occurred on December 7, 2022, in the 3200 block of Gentilly Boulevard.

At about 4:31 p.m., on December 7, NOPD Third District officers responded to a call of shots fired at the intersection of Gentilly Boulevard and Elysian Fields Avenue. Upon arrival, officers located an adult male and an adult female down in a parking and both having sustained gunshot wounds. The female victim was declared deceased on scene. The male victim was transported via EMS to a local hospital, where he was declared deceased.

On December 9, the Orleans Parish Coroner’s Office identified the male victim as 21-year-old Kentrell Ancar. The female victim was found to be a 17-year-old juvenile female. Both victims’ respective causes of death were determined to be from gunshot wounds.

Through investigation, NOPD Homicide Section detectives developed and positively identified Richardson as an additional perpetrator in this incident. Detectives then obtained an arrest warrant for Richardson on two counts of second-degree murder.

On January 20, VOWS officers and U.S. Marshals arrested Townsend T. Grant on two counts of second-degree murder in this investigation.

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Today, VOWS officers located Richardson at a residence in the 6200 block of Wadsworth Drive and arrested him without incident. He was booked accordingly into the Orleans Parish Justice Center.

All persons are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

Anyone with additional information on this incident is urged to contact NOPD Homicide Section detectives at 504-658-5300.


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