Posted: Monday, 30 December 2013 7:18AM
Double homicide in Metairie
The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's office is investigating a double homicide in Metairie. A man and woman are dead. It began as shots were fired on Pasadena Avenue and ended with a car crash on the I-10 East on-ramp from north-bound Clearview Parkway.
According to the sheriff's office, the victims were staying at a Super 8 motel in the area when one of the victims, the man, decided to drive himself and two women to the 2400-block of Pasadena Ave.
"He leaves the Super 8, goes over to the 2400-block of Pasadena, meets two men there," said Glen Boyd, a spokesman for the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office. "The two men get out of the car, approach the car, and they're talking. The male victim, who is driving the car, doesn't feel right about the situation and backs up. As he backs up, the two suspects begin firing on the car."
Officials say the man fled with the two women in his car, but after being hit by the gunfire, he crashed a short time later on the I-10 on-ramp. Investigators say one woman died in the car and the man died a short time later at East Jefferson Hospital. The other woman in the car was uninjured.