Third suspect still at large in Hammond murder, carjacking
HAMMOND - Police say two men have been arrested in New Orleans and a third suspect remains at large in connection with a murder and carjacking that happened in Hammond on Monday night.
34-year-old William Davis was shot during an alleged drug deal in the 200 block of South Scanlan Street. Several shots were fired, and Davis fled to a nearby residence where he died.
An arrest warrant was issued for 24-year-old Tremayne Sandifer, who was later taken into custody by authorities in New Orleans.
A second suspect, 25-year-old Kristopher Banks, was also located by the New Orleans Police Department and taken into custody on warrants for first degree murder and carjacking. He was also booked into the Orleans Parish Prison ahead of his transfer back to Hammond.
The third suspect, 31-year-old Kevin Mullens, remains at large. Warrants have been issued for Mullens for first degree murder, carjacking and felon in possession of a firearm. Police say the man should be considered armed and dangerous.
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Mullens is urged to contact Detective Chase Zaffutto at 985-277-5740.
The Monday night murder was notable in that police said it was the first murder in Hammond's city limits in more than two years.