METAIRIE – Four people have been killed and another was critically injured at an apartment complex in the 2500 block of Pasadena Avenue near the I-10 Service Road Wednesday morning, according to Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand.
Deputies initially responded to the scene around 3:30 a.m. when a woman called 911 to report that she had been shot. When officers arrived at the scene, police said they found three people inside of the complex who were dead – two men and a woman, all apparently over 30 years of age. They also found another woman shot and in critical condition. Normand later said, “she’s fine, and in stable condition.”
Around 9 a.m., police canvassing the complex found an open door to another apartment and procured a search warrant. Once inside, they found a man who had been killed. Normand said they are investigating any connection between the two.
The incident occurred at what Normand described as an eight-plex on Pasadena Avenue.
The victims were identified as Kyle Turner, 40, of LaPlace; John Henry, 56, of Metairie; and Rosemary Charles, 61, of Metairie.
Henry and Charles lived in the apartment, according to the sheriff's office.
Charles' grand daughter, Jana Lewis, said Charles was a good person who loved to dance and make people laugh.
"She was everything to me," Lewis said. "She had a lot of rough patches, but she was getting it together."
Turner was shot twice in the head, Henry and Charles were each shot once in the head. A fourth victim in the apartment is a 33-year-old female. She is in the hospital in stable condition.
The victim who was discovered in Apt. B, where he lived, was been identified as Harold Frisard, 56. He was stabbed multiple times to the head.
Colonel John Fortunato, a JPSO spokesman, said that at the initial scene, the male victims - Turner and Henry - were found in the kitchen and dining room areas. The deceased female - Charles - was on a couch in the living room. Fortunato also said there was no sign of a forced entry.
Fortunato said the complex does have surveillance cameras and they are hoping those cameras can provide further information on the incident.
“Certainly this is a tragedy in itself,” said Fortunato. “Anytime you have someone killed, not to mention the fact that you have multiple victims here.”