Sheriff: Arrest made in 3 apparently random shooting deaths

Crime

Sean Barrette of Metairie, La., is seen in an undated photo provided by the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office. Jefferson Parish Sheriff Joseph Lopinto announced the arrest of Sean Barrette of Metairie on Wednesday, June 19, 2019, on multiple homicide counts related to two separate shootings on West Metairie Avenue in connection with three shooting deaths in a New Orleans suburb. (Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office via AP)

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — (6/19/19) A 22-year-old Louisiana man has been arrested in connection with three apparently random shooting deaths in a New Orleans suburb. And authorities say those shootings may be linked to a fourth death.

Jefferson Parish Sheriff Joseph Lopinto on Wednesday announced the arrest of Sean Barrette of Metairie.

Barrette faces a second-degree murder charge in connection with the fatal shooting of a man near a Metairie intersection Monday. He faces two first-degree murder counts in the death of two men Tuesday afternoon near another Metairie intersection.

Lopinto said investigators haven’t determined a motive or anything linking Barrette to the victims. Crime scene evidence led to Barrette’s arrest late Tuesday.

Later, New Orleans police issued a statement saying the Jefferson Parish killings may be related to a New Orleans homicide.

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