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Gunmen fired 81 shots at Marrero murder victim, authorities say
http://www.nola.com ^ | February 11, 2013 | Michelle Hunter

Posted on 02/11/2013 4:10:25 PM PST by BBell

Investigators with the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office recovered 81 spent shell casings at the scene of a murder in Marrero early Monday morning. Three suspects shot and killed Emeal Washington, 58, in the 6100 block of August Avenue, according to Col. John Fortunato, spokesman for the department.

"There was a substantial number of shots, 81 spent shell casings fired at this one particular victim," he said. The murder is the first in unincorporated Jefferson Parish this year.

The shooting occurred just after 2 a.m. as Washington, of Marrero, was visiting a friend's August Avenue residence. The two stepped outside while Washington retrieved a cigarette from his vehicle, Fortunato said. As Washington began to walk back toward the house, the friend spotted the three gunmen, two wearing dark-colored clothing.

The friend yelled, warning Washington to run. But it was too late. The gunman unleashed a fusillade of bullets, striking Washington several times. He was dead at the scene, police said. Fortunato said crime scene technicians recovered casings from various caliber weapons.

No one answered the door Monday afternoon at the single-story, residence where the shooting occurred. Bullet holes, some measuring between 1 to 2-inches wide, pockmarked the brown, stucco walls. Numbers tagged the bullet holes, including five the door where projectiles ripped through the iron security gate.

A neighbor said the sound of rapid gunfire work her from her sleep. "All I heard was boom, boom, boom, boom, boom, and I just hit the floor," she said. Bullets tore through two of her vehicles, and another pierced her doorframe.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; US: Louisiana
KEYWORDS: marrero; murder
I guess they wanted Emeal dead.

Gunmen fired 81 shots at Emeal Washington, 58, the first murder victim in unincorporated Jefferson Parish in 2013, authorities say.

1 posted on 02/11/2013 4:10:33 PM PST by BBell
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To: BBell
Guess cigarette smoking IS bad for your health.
2 posted on 02/11/2013 4:15:11 PM PST by Happy Rain ("Banning guns over Adam Lanza is like banning speech over Bill Maher.")
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To: BBell

I’ll be the first. With that many rounds fired are they looking at police as the assailants?


3 posted on 02/11/2013 4:15:17 PM PST by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Mastador1

ya beat me

BUMP!


4 posted on 02/11/2013 4:18:26 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: Happy Rain
Guess cigarette smoking IS bad for your health.

It will fill you full of holes!

5 posted on 02/11/2013 4:26:52 PM PST by BBell (And Now for Something Completely Different)
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To: BBell

Where was the LAPD?


6 posted on 02/11/2013 4:28:04 PM PST by null and void (Gun confiscation enables tyranny. Don't enable tyranny.)
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To: bigheadfred
Me too.
81 casings, sure sounds like a POlice shooting.
7 posted on 02/11/2013 4:28:37 PM PST by Tupelo (Hunkered down & loading up)
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To: BBell
Bullet holes, some measuring between 1 to 2-inches wide, pockmarked the brown, stucco walls.

Even in Louisiana the reporters are idiots when they write about guns or weapons in general. Sure, there are pock marks on the stucco that large, but the bullet hole is relatively small.

The comments after the article are interesting. Several people said they knew the victim and were clueless about who would want to hurt him. He was obviously well liked. Sad

8 posted on 02/11/2013 4:31:54 PM PST by Texas Fossil
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To: BBell
DAMN!
Glad I don't look like Dorner!
9 posted on 02/11/2013 4:32:56 PM PST by Bon mots (Abu Ghraib: 47 Times on the front page of the NY Times | Benghazi: 2 Times)
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To: null and void

Before, during, or after?


10 posted on 02/11/2013 4:33:00 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: Mastador1

whoa


11 posted on 02/11/2013 4:33:50 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Mastador1
Firing a semi-auto sideways to look Hollywood gangbanger cool means a lot of wasted rounds to get the job done...

If I were a handgun manufacturer I would put sights on the sides...cuz ammo is getting too damn expensive!

12 posted on 02/11/2013 4:33:50 PM PST by Happy Rain ("Banning guns over Adam Lanza is like banning speech over Bill Maher.")
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To: BBell

Remember: Always pay your drug dealer.


13 posted on 02/11/2013 4:34:31 PM PST by HChampagne
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To: BBell
I guess they wanted Emeal dead.

OR... the 'friend' whose HOUSE he was visiting. Notice they do not give the name of the 'friend'.

14 posted on 02/11/2013 4:34:40 PM PST by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: null and void

In this case it would be the La. police.

/sarc


15 posted on 02/11/2013 4:34:49 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Texas Fossil
Several people said they knew the victim and were clueless about who would want to hurt him.

Sounds more like they shot the first person that came out of the house. It wasn't Emeal's house, he was visiting.

16 posted on 02/11/2013 4:37:09 PM PST by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: null and void
Well, one of them is in hiding and looking for more white folks to murder.
17 posted on 02/11/2013 4:37:55 PM PST by Happy Rain ("Banning guns over Adam Lanza is like banning speech over Bill Maher.")
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To: BBell

“I guess they wanted Emeal dead.”

I hear that they’re questioning his brother Email.


18 posted on 02/11/2013 4:41:54 PM PST by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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To: BBell

Some years ago, my wife named a ground squirrel, which lived near her garden, Emile because he kept coming into the garden for “a meal.”

The two of them, Emeal and Emile, met similar ends, though Emile didn’t require nearly 81 rounds to dispatch.


19 posted on 02/11/2013 4:43:09 PM PST by RobinOfKingston (Democrats--the party of Evil. Republicans--the party of Stupid.)
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To: BBell

Maybe these were smarter-than-average perps who left a few handfuls of mixed shells to mess up forensics?

The cops will now have to find the resting place for each shell.


20 posted on 02/11/2013 4:43:18 PM PST by DBrow
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To: Happy Rain
Well, one of them is in hiding and looking for more white folks to murder.

Naaahh, only 1/3 of the folks he's murdered this month were white.

21 posted on 02/11/2013 4:43:39 PM PST by null and void (Gun confiscation enables tyranny. Don't enable tyranny.)
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To: BBell

I also can’t help pointing out that smoking really was bad for Emeal’s health.


22 posted on 02/11/2013 4:46:09 PM PST by RobinOfKingston (Democrats--the party of Evil. Republicans--the party of Stupid.)
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To: UCANSEE2

That could be what happened.

Usually the locals know about problems associated with a part of town. I did not read a comment that suggested anything like that.


23 posted on 02/11/2013 4:48:23 PM PST by Texas Fossil
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To: RobinOfKingston

I don’t know...if some outlaw rodent had the nerve to scarf MY veggies I would put 81 rounds of 22 longs in his miserable hide just on principle!


24 posted on 02/11/2013 4:57:49 PM PST by Happy Rain ("Banning guns over Adam Lanza is like banning speech over Bill Maher.")
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To: DBrow
Maybe these were smarter-than-average perps who left a few handfuls of mixed shells to mess up forensics? The cops will now have to find the resting place for each shell.

Somebody who really wanted to mess with investigators heads, would scatter shell casings that a janitor friend got from the police range. Meanwhile, they would have used revolvers and not left any casings of their own.

25 posted on 02/11/2013 4:59:45 PM PST by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: BBell

Seems like there isn’t much of an ammo shortage in Marrero.


26 posted on 02/11/2013 5:04:30 PM PST by Malone LaVeigh
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To: BBell

That’s only a few more shots than the LA cops fired at the newspaprr delivery women.


27 posted on 02/11/2013 5:32:38 PM PST by Terry Mross (How long before America is no more?)
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To: Malone LaVeigh

“Seems like there isn’t much of an ammo shortage in Marrero.”

Probably just using the ammo contained in the weapon when it was stolen. It will be empty when they sell it or throw it away


28 posted on 02/11/2013 5:37:28 PM PST by Figment
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To: Happy Rain

REMEMBER a lady in Gretna in about 1980 in a bathtub next to the bridge (housing project) who got shot plain dead by the NOLA POLICE DEPT. Hard to figger what a naked black gal in the tub was doing to upset the local PD.


29 posted on 02/11/2013 5:48:55 PM PST by ptsal (E)
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To: HChampagne

RAOTFLMAO, thanks


30 posted on 02/11/2013 6:23:14 PM PST by STD ( Intellectuals, they seem like a wrecking crew, dismantling civilization)
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To: Mastador1
With that many rounds fired are they looking at police as the assailants?

We'll have to see how many dogs were killed first.

31 posted on 02/11/2013 7:03:32 PM PST by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Happy Rain
If I were a handgun manufacturer I would put sights on the sides...cuz ammo is getting too damn expensive!

Aftermarket mod kits are available

32 posted on 02/11/2013 7:16:00 PM PST by BlueDragon (waddya' mean he's got bullet holes in his mirror?)
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To: BlueDragon

There is real feature for ARs which mounts a set of sights on a 45 angle from the top of the barrel, as backup sights when rail mounted opticals fail.


33 posted on 02/11/2013 7:20:37 PM PST by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: Happy Rain

34 posted on 02/11/2013 7:49:54 PM PST by BBell (And Now for Something Completely Different)
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To: MHGinTN
Cool, didn't know that. Have no experience with the platform.
35 posted on 02/11/2013 7:59:55 PM PST by BlueDragon (waddya' mean he's got bullet holes in his mirror?)
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To: BlueDragon
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jNo9hHY11hQ
36 posted on 02/11/2013 8:23:56 PM PST by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: Texas Fossil

Well.... somebody sure wanted to make sure somebody else was dead. It probably wasn’t a marital dispute.


37 posted on 02/11/2013 10:30:20 PM PST by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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