NEW ORLEANS – Authorities released new details about the high-speed chase that ended in a crash on Chef Menteur Highway, leaving three people dead Wednesday afternoon.
Brandon Harold, 25, and 2-year-old Ivory Washington died after they were thrown from a white 2017 Honda Accord that fled Louisiana State Police.
The driver of the vehicle, Kenneth Davis – Ivory's father - survived the crash but died shortly after when he shot himself in the head.
New Orleans police confirmed Friday the vehicle was stolen from the 2500 block of Gladiolus Street in the Third District on March 17. Inside the vehicle, investigators say they recovered two stolen handguns, two laptops and two wallets that were stolen in six separate car burglaries. Police said the recovered property was stolen from five of eight NOPD districts.
The NOPD said Harold and Davis had a criminal history and active warrants for their arrest.
NOPD is still looking for 31-year-old Robert Hudson as an additional suspect in the six auto burglaries. Police described him as a black man with a slim build and long shoulder length dreadlocks.
Anyone with information about Hudson's whereabouts is asked to contact Second District Detectives at 504-658-6020.
The investigation into the incident is still in its early stages, police said.
Louisiana State Police Trooper Melissa Matey said the vehicle’s windows were tinted so dark that pursuing troopers could not tell how many people were inside the car.