Multifamily maintenance worker shot and killed in Louisiana

Kenner police arrested two men in connection with the shooting death of an apartment complex maintenance man. Lance McIntyre, 25, of Metairie, and Shawn Briscoe, 32, of Kenner, were booked Saturday (Aug. 13) with first-degree murder and aggravated burglary, said Lt. Brian McGregor, spokesman for the Kenner Police Department.

McIntyre and Briscoe are accused in the death of Tommie Hunter Jr., 64. The shooting occurred inside of Hunter’s residence at the Princess Properties apartment complex, 2260 25th St., Kenner. Investigators suspect the motive was robbery.

“The victim was the maintenance man at the apartment complex. He collects the rent,” McGregor said.

The shooting occurred about 1:06 p.m. Saturday. Detectives determined Briscoe and McIntyre made their way into Hunter’s apartment while armed with at least one pistol, according to authorities. Hunter was sitting down in his front room when he was shot multiple times, McGregor said.

Hunter ran out of the apartment and collapsed in the breezeway. Witnesses reported seeing two men run from the complex.

Those two men, later identified as Briscoe and McIntyre, were detained shortly after the shooting and identified by witnesses, according to authorities.

Police recovered a .40-caliber pistol found in a backyard where the suspects were spotted, McGregor said. That gun was reported stolen from St. John the Baptist Parish.

But there were other shell casings found inside Hunter’s apartment. Investigators are searching for a second gun believed to have been used in the homicide.

McIntyre, of 926 Calhoun St., Metairie, and Briscoe, of 3112 Albany St., Kenner, were booked into the Jefferson Parish Correctional Center.

In addition to the murder and burglary charges, Briscoe was booked with possession of hydrocodone and possession of stolen property. He was being held without bond.

Brisco is a registered sex offender following a 2007 conviction of carnal knowledge of a juvenile. He has convictions for failure to register as a sex offender, possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

McIntyre was being held without bond for first-degree murder. Bond was set at $50,000 for the burglary charge.

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Anyone with informtion about the case is asked to called Kenner police Detective Peter Foltz at 504.712.2253 or Crimestoppers at 504.822.1111.


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