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Saturday, June 8, 2019

Marrero man accused of killing two, wounding two more on same day in Harvey


Derrick Kinchen, 26, Marrero has been booked with two counts of first-degree murder, attempted second-degree murder and obstruction of justice in two Harvey shootings. (Photo from Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office)

Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office investigators have arrested a man accused killing two men and wounding two others in separate shootings on a single day in Harvey. Derrick Kinchen, 26, of Marrero was booked Thursday (June 6) with two counts of first-degree murder, attempted second-degree murder and obstruction of justice, according to arrest reports.

The Sheriff’s Office would not discuss the cases Friday. But Kinchen’s arrest links two separate shootings on April 26.

The first shooting occurred just after midnight in the 4200 block of Lac Couture Drive. Deputies found Ronald Cornin, 27, lying in the grass with gunshot wounds to his chest and leg, authorities said. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Witnesses reported hearing several gunshots from nearby apartment buildings. At least two vehicles and two residences were damaged by bullets, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

Man in critical condition after shooting in Harvey

But Cornin wasn’t the only person shot there. As detectives searched the scene, authorities received word that Tymarlous Norman, 23, and a 31-year-old man, both wounded, had arrived at University Medical Center in New Orleans in a private vehicle, the Sheriff’s Office said. Norman died a short time later of gunshot wounds to his chest. His companies had suffered a gunshot wound to his arm.

Just before 7 p.m., a 24-year-old man was shot while inside a car near the intersection of Deerpark Drive and Woodmere Boulevard, about five miles from the Lac Couture shooting scene. Deputies found the victim slumped over the steering wheel with gunshot wounds to his chest, arm and shoulder, authorities said. The man was taken to the hospital in critical condition.

The car had several bullet holes in the windshield, the passenger-side window and the passenger-side door.

Kinchen’s arrest records do not explain how detectives connected him to the crimes. They obtained a warrant for his arrest on May 9, and he was taken into custody in Riverside, California, and extradited to Jefferson Parish on Thursday.

He was being held Saturday at the parish jail in Gretna. Bond for the attempted murder and obstruction charges was set at $600,000. He was being held without bond on the murder charges.

Kinchen also was being held without bond on three counts of parole violation. He pleaded guilty in 2017 to possession of cocaine, domestic abuse battery and attempted possession of a gun by a convicted felon, and was sentenced to seven years in prison, court records say.

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Derrick Kinchen, 26, Marrero has been booked with two counts of first-degree murder, attempted second-degree murder and obstruction of justice in two Harvey shootings. (Photo from Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office) (JPSO/)
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