New Orleans (AP) —Four teenagers faced murder in connection with carjacking, which killed a 73-year-old woman on the streets of New Orleans. , Officials said on Tuesday.
Police chief Sean Ferguson said hints led to the arrest of teenagers (17-year-old boy, 16-year-old girl, and two 15-year-old girls) hours after carjacking on Monday afternoon. Stated. The two were handed over by their parents.Everyone is facing a second murder charge, and Mr Ferguson said he recommends that they be prosecuted as adults.
“This will cause my team to discuss with the district attorney’s office,” Ferguson said at a press conference Tuesday morning. … that is, look at the nature of crime. “
Ferguson confirmed that Linda Flicky died after being caught in a seatbelt when a carjacker rushed away in her car.
“The door was fastened with a seatbelt, but she was caught in it,” resident Todd Ecker told WVUE-TV on Monday. “I got out of the car and shouted for them.’Stop, you’re dragging a woman.'” Other neighbors shouted at them. “
Lean Masker and her husband Mark Masker, who wept, tried to comfort the victims who died on the scene.
“I was telling this woman to hang there,” Mark Masker told the television station. “Every time I heard a siren, I prayed that it was an ambulance.”
On Tuesday morning, Ferguson confirmed the arrest of police who worked all night and information from various sources, including the parents of the two suspects.
“The parents of the 15-year-old woman immediately called our investigator and handed over her daughter,” Ferguson said, adding that the parents of another suspect continued with more information leading to the arrest.
“This was a very difficult decision on behalf of these parents,” Ferguson said.
The horrific Carjack’s death on Monday afternoon occurred hours after police reported a triple murder elsewhere in the city. Police said three people were found dead in an apartment in the Gentile district. The victims, two men and one woman were all shot. The suspect was not identified, and police sought public help to obtain information about the shooting.
The total number of annual murders in New Orleans has increased to 61, killing four. As of Sunday, the Metropolitan Crime Commission, a non-profit surveillance group, said murders in the city were up 43% year-on-year and 97% compared to 2019.