2nd suspect convicted of murder of motorcyclist shot dead in West Bank last year | Crime / Police
Authorities have arrested a second suspect charged in the death of James White, who was shot while riding his motorbike near Westwego last year.
Jacorey Davis, 19, was convicted on September 6 of second degree murder and unlawful use of a weapon in White’s murder, said Captain Jason Rivarde, a spokesperson for the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office.
Just over a year after James White was gunned down while riding his motorbike on a West Bank street, the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office has …
Vincent Goffner Jr., 24, the first suspect to be convicted of the murder, was taken into police custody on August 16.
White, 34, a father of three in Algiers, was shot dead on the evening of July 31, 2020. He was riding his motorcycle on Wayne Avenue near the intersection with the Westbank Expressway when someone started shooting him , according to the authorities.
White was shot several times and died at the scene.
The sheriff’s office has not disclosed any details about an alleged motive or evidence that allegedly implicates Davis and Goffner in the murder.
Davis was arrested by Gretna Police on September 6, about a week after Hurricane Ida made landfall, following a disruption at a convenience store in the 1000 Block of Franklin Avenue, according to the Deputy Police Chief. by Gretna, Jason DiMarco.
Davis is accused of threatening to shoot the company during an argument with the manager. He was still inside the store when Gretna’s agents arrived, DiMarco said.
Authorities still do not know who shot a 34-year-old man while riding his motorbike near Westwego last week or why someone allegedly …
Davis walked out of the business and officers watched him as he put a gun into a vehicle, DiMarco said. He was arrested and officers discovered the warrant for his arrest as part of the homicide investigation.
No information was available on whether the weapon seized during Davis’ arrest was linked to White’s death.
In addition to the murder charge, Davis was charged with aggravated assault and being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm, DiMarco said.
Davis pleaded guilty to possessing a weapon on school grounds in May 2019, according to Jefferson Parish Court records. He had been arrested earlier in the year after a school resources official saw video on cellphone of Davis flashing a stolen 9mm pistol while in a classroom in Marrero .
The video had been uploaded to the social media app Snap Chat. The officer immediately went to Davis’ classroom, confiscated the gun and arrested Davis, court records show.
Davis was sentenced to two years probation in the gun case.
He was being held at the Jefferson Parish Correctional Center in Gretna on $ 601,675 bond.