NEW ORLEANS — A man New Orleans police say was involved in the killing of a local soft drink company's founder last year turned himself in Monday night, according to a report from The Times-Picayune | The New Orleans Advocate.
Dellmarcus Kirton was wanted in connection with the shooting of Devin Espadron near Audubon Park on Nov. 19.
Investigators accused Kirton of shooting at Espadron and his business partner Danion Green that night, fatally striking Espadron.
He was booked on one count of murder and one count of attempted murder, according to the newspaper's report.
Kirton's attorney, John Fuller, reportedly told the newspaper his client has taken a lie-detector test supporting his claims that he had no role in the shooting and spend the day in question around New Orleans East and Gentilly.
Police said previously they believe two men shot at Espadron and Green near the edge of the park. It was not clear if investigators had identified a second suspect in the shooting.
Espadron, 22, and Green, 21, are the founders of Element Beverage Co., a local soft drink company whose products landed in local hotels, grocery stores and restaurants.
The drink they invented mixed Espadron's grandmother's lemonade with a pineapple mix that Green drank growing up.
Fuller told the newspaper Monday that he would not represent Kirton if there were any "inkling" he killed Espadron, who once volunteered as an aide at Fuller's office.