An 18-year-old man found stuffed in the trunk of a bloody car abandoned in a Slidell wooded area on Sunday morning (Dec. 15) has been identified by the Orleans Parish coroner as Kenneth Young.
Young was shot near the intersection of Peoples and Jasmine streets in Gentilly and died from several gunshot wounds to the head, said John Gagliano, chief investigator at the Orleans Parish coroner’s office.
NOPD spokesman officer Garry Flot declined to say when the shooting happened, citing the ongoing investigation.
Neighbors called Slidell police on Sunday about 8:30 a.m. to report a suspicious white Infinity car backed up into a wooded area on Teddy Avenue between 9th and 10th streets. There was a “large amount” of blood inside the car and some blood smeared along its exterior, Slidell police spokesman Detective Daniel Seuzeneau said on Monday.
NEW ORLEANS – Authorities say a man whose body was found Sunday morning in the trunk of a car in Slidell was killed in New Orleans’ Gentilly neighborhood.
John Gagliano, of the Orleans Parish Coroner’s Office, said 18-year-old Kenneth Young was shot to death late Saturday or early Sunday.
New Orleans police booked Diamante Bartholomew, 17, and Corey Levy, 21, on charges of second-degree murder in the Dec. 15 killing of 18-year-old Kenneth Young, a senior at Landry-Walker High School in Algiers. Police also have arrested Jude Braud, 18, on a charge of being an accomplice to the murder. They were all arrested last week, records show.
According to a detective’s report, the killing stemmed from a marijuana deal. Phone records connected the dead teen to Levy, Bartholomew’s cousin, who told detectives he had taken a group of men to buy marijuana when the shooting happened at Peoples Avenue and Verbena Street.