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Monday, April 29, 2019

Man pleads guilty to illegal gun possession, will face trial on murder charge this week


Tyrone Myles is charged in a Nov. 26, 2017, shooting that killed Antoine Brumfield. He pleaded guilty Monday (April 29) to being a felon in possession of a firearm, and is expected to face trial on a second-degree murder charge this week.

A man charged in a 2017 7th Ward homicide pleaded guilty Monday (April 29) to illegally possessing a firearm, and is expected to face trial this week in connection with the killing.

Tyrone Myles, 24, pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of firearm and should be sentenced Tuesday. Criminal District Judge Laurie White said Myles’ sentence would be 20 years -- the maximum penalty for that crime.

His sentence could be enhanced, as Assistant District Attorney Jason Napoli said the state filed a bill alleging Myles is a two-time offender. A multiple bill hearing is scheduled Tuesday ahead of sentencing.

Myles is charged with second-degree murder in a Nov. 26, 2017, shooting in the 1900 block of North Rocheblave Street that killed 23-year-old Antoine Brumfield. Surveillance video shows Myles removing a gun from his waistband and running toward the scene, according to his arrest warrant.

Prosecutors charged Myles with illegal firearm possession and second-degree murder in the same indictment.

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Two other men initially were arrested in the shooting -- including one whose drivers license was found at the homicide scene -- but the district attorney's office did not pursue charges against them.

Brumfield was the father of an 8-month-old daughter, and worked as a security guard on Bourbon Street. His brother described Brumfield as a “good little dude” who “never got in trouble.”

Jury selection in Myles’ trial on the second-degree murder charge is scheduled to begin Tuesday.

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Tyrone Myles is charged in a Nov. 26, 2017, shooting that killed Antoine Brumfield. He pleaded guilty Monday (April 29) to being a felon in possession of a firearm, and is expected to face trial on a second-degree murder charge this week. (courtesy of the Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office/)
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