NEW ORLEANS – The NOPD has arrested Kenneth Augustine (DOB: 04-011991) in connection with the double homicide that occurred today, October 9, 2018 in the 14000 block of Wales Street.
Augustine turned himself in to NOPD Homicide detectives today (October 9, 2018). Augustine was subsequently booked into the Orleans Parish Justice Center for two counts of second degree murder.
At about 1:07 p.m., NOPD Seventh District officers responded to a call of an aggravated battery by shooting involving two victims in the area. Upon arrival, officers discovered a 23-year-old male lying in the doorway of a residence suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.
Officers also learned that a second victim in this incident – a 22-year-old female – was transported to an area hospital via EMS with an apparent gunshot wound to the chest area. The victim later died at the hospital.
Upon further investigation, detectives developed and positively identified Augustine as the perpetrator and obtained a warrant for his arrest for two counts of second degree murder in connection with this incident.
Anyone with additional information regarding this incident is asked to contact NOPD Homicide Detective Jermaane Roy at 504-658-5300.