Two gunmen opened fire in the parking lot of a Metairie apartment complex early Monday, killing two people in what authorities said was a drug-related crime. The gunfire erupted in the predawn hours and sent parents running to protect their kids as bullets struck a nearby residence.
The people killed were identified as Tacara C. Williams, 25, and Demektric Whitfield-Anderson, 29, both of Memphis, Tenn. A third person in the car at the time was unharmed.
The gunfire sent nearby parents running to protect their kids. A bullet struck an apartment window, cracking it but not injuring the 7-year-old boy sleeping in the room.
Jefferson Parish sheriff’s deputies were searching for two assailants who started shooting shortly before 5:30 a.m. in the 2500 block of Pasadena Avenue.
The driver, Whitfield-Anderson, was shot multiple times and died at East Jefferson General Hospital. Williams, the woman in the passenger seat died at the scene. A woman in the back seat survived unharmed and was being questioned by detectives, Boyd said.
According to Jefferson Parish Sheriffs Office spokesman Glen Boyd, a man and two women were staying at the Super 8 on Clearview Parkway when the man either made or received a phone call leading the three people to drive to an apartment complex in the 2500 block of Pasadena Avenue.
Boyd said that two men approached the car and started talking to Demektric Whitfield-Anderson, who was in the drivers seat. The Whitefield-Anderson then began to back up the car in an attempt to leave the scene when the two men opened fire on the car.
Boyd said Whitfield-Andersen was shot multiple times and taken to East Jefferson General Hospital, where he died. Tacara C. Williams, the front passenger seat, died in the car.
A second woman was in the back seat and wasn’t injured, Boyd said. Both victims were from Memphis, Tennessee.
A second suspect has been booked and charged with 2nd degree murder in the shooting death of Demekrtic Anderson-Whitfield aka Memphis rapper Meechy Meech.
Jason “Jay” Thomas of New Orleans, has surrendered, according to Nola, after being wanted in connection with the double homicide shooting which occurred on December 30th in Metairie apartment complex in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, a part of New Orleans metro-area.
Demekrtic Anderson-Whitfield aka Meechy Meech along with Tacara Moss-Williams were both shot and killed after setting up a meeting by phone which took place at the apartment complex just a few blocks from the motel in which they were staying in.