Advocate staff report
July 24, 2012
Police are investigating a Monday morning shooting on Madison Avenue that left a man dead in his front yard, a police spokesman said.
Police were called out to 3006 Madison Ave. at 8:15 a.m. to investigate the fatal shooting of a resident of the home, Cpl. Tommy Stubbs said in a news release.
When police arrived, they found Kedrick Dennis, 30, dead in front of his house, Stubbs said.
Police believe a man approached Dennis, who was standing in the yard, and shot him before fleeing in a white car, Stubbs said.
Police have no motive for
the killing at this time, Stubbs said.
Dennis’ house is at Madison and North 30th Street, between Plank Road and North Acadian Thruway.
Sitting on the front steps of the home Monday afternoon, the victim’s sister, Brittany Dennis, said her brother lived there with another sister and their mother.
Brittany Dennis said her mother called her Monday morning to tell her that her brother had been shot.
“I just started crying,” she said.
Brittany Dennis said her brother had five children — one boy and four girls — the oldest of whom was 13. She said he also had a stepson.
Kedrick Dennis worked at the McDonald’s on Nicholson Drive near LSU and also worked odd jobs at other places, his sister said.
He had obtained his GED after attending Capitol High School, she said.
“He was a good person,” she said.
Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call police at (225) 389-4869 or Crime Stoppers at (225) 344-STOP.