JPSO: Biker seen spraying gunfire, fleeing
Jefferson Parish sheriff’s investigators were called Monday evening to River Ridge after a motorcyclist gunned down a man as he got out of his car, authorities said.
The victim pulled up to a home in the 1100 block of South Upland Avenue at 5:30 p.m. and was getting out of his Volkswagen when a man on a red Kawasaki Ninja drove past him and opened fire, said Glen Boyd, a Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office spokesman.
The 22-year-old victim, whose name was not immediately released, tried to run but could not escape the gunfire, Boyd said. The man fell face first onto the ground in front of his aunt’s home where he died, Boyd said.
The gunman, who wore black clothes and a black helmet, sped away on South Upland toward Airline Drive and took a right on Sheldon Street before witnesses lost sight of him, Boyd said.
At least six casings were found on the scene, Boyd said. Investigators did not immediately have a motive in the killing.
However, a relative of the victim said she thought it was someone trying to finish a dispute from the weekend.
The victim, who lived a block away from where he was killed, dodged bullets on Saturday when he got into an argument with another neighborhood man, said the relative, who asked not to be identified out of concern for her safety.
The Sheriff’s Office on Monday evening could not immediately confirm that claim.
“They didn’t have to kill him,” the relative said Monday evening.
Anyone with information about this shooting is asked to call the Sheriff’s Office at (504) 364-5300 or Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.