4 Investigates: Suspect in deadly N.O. East shooting has extensive record

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Posted on January 13, 2012 at 8:17 PM

Updated Tuesday, Jun 10 at 8:26 PM

Tania Dall / Eyewitness News

A day after a deadly shooting in New Orleans East left three people dead and two injured, a closer look at the criminal history of one the suspects -- 21-year-old Jubbard Price – shows it was not his first run-in with the law.

Price faces four counts of first-degree murder.

A totaled red Pontiac Grand Prix is the car which police say Price was in when he and three others left the scene of a deadly shooting on Thursday.

Police say Price and his cousin, Andrea Price, were both with a third man when the trio walked into a home on Devine Street and shot three people dead.

Court documents obtained by Eyewitness News show that price is no stranger to the criminal justice system.

Tulane criminologist Peter Scharf isn't surprised. "These guys have phone book size records, these are criminal enterprise actors."

Court documents show back in 2007, Price was caught driving a stolen car. A year later he pleaded guilty to theft and was placed on one year probation.

In 2008, he was caught with an illegal weapon. Price pleaded guilty was sentenced to credit for time served and placed on probation.

In 2009, Price was arrested for using an illegal weapon. He pleaded guilty and was placed on five-years probation.

A judge would later revoke that probation and sentence price to 18 months of hard labor with the Department of Corrections.

Court documents show that in July 2011 Price would again break the law, charged with illegal possession of a stolen car and ultimately face inactive probation.

Sharf says the City of New Orleans, NOPD, and the criminal justice system need to work together to better deal with career criminals in the Crescent City.

“We don't have a strategy that's targeted at lifelong criminals who are part of drug groups that commit crimes and kill people who get in the way of their criminal enterprises.”

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