Violet man found dead in yard after shooting

A Violet man was shot twice in the back and killed outside a home Friday night, according to St. Bernard Parish Sheriff James Pohlmann.

Pohlmann said the victim, whose identity was not released Saturday, was found dead in a yard in 2800 block of Tara Drive around 10 p.m.

The shooting happened only blocks away from where Truy Jones was shot and killed on Tuesday evening in the 3100 block of Daniel Drive.

Grid Reddick, 18, was arrested in Jones’ shooting on Wednesday and booked with second-degree murder, Pohlmann said.

Anyone with information should call the sheriff’s office at 271-2501 or Crimestoppers at 822-1111.