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Sheriff: Louisiana man linked to 4 random shooting deaths

Sean Barrette, of Metairie, La., it is seen in an undated photo from the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office. The Jefferson Parish Sheriff Joseph Lopinto, announced the arrest of Sean Barrette, of Metairie, on Wednesday, the 19th of June, 2019 at the latest, on multiple murder counts in connection with two separate shootings on the West Metairie Avenue in connection with three shooting deaths at a New Orleans suburb. (The Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office via AP)

NEW ORLEANS — A 22-year-old man has been arrested in connection with three apparently random shooting death in a New Orleans suburb, and ballistics evidence links them to four deaths within the city limits, a sheriff in Louisiana said Wednesday.

Sean Barrette, of Metairie, was arrested late Tuesday and faces charges including second-degree murder in connection with a shooting late Monday at a Metairie intersection, and two counts of first-degree murder in the two fatal shootings Tuesday afternoon in the vicinity of one of the other Metairie road. It is also linked by ballistic evidence to support a June 6 shooting in eastern New Orleans, and the other to shoot on the 5th of June in New Orleans, louisiana, in which no one was injured, Lopinto said.

“We have not been able to find any connection between the victim and the suspect,” Lopinto said at a news conference. “I think he’s actually picking his victims at random, shooting them in the street.

A cell phone was found at the site of Monday’s shooting was later traced back to the Barrette, he said Lopinto. He added that the Barrette had “a history of mental health problems, including two of the requirements for the treatment, in December and in the month of April.

The victim in Monday’s shooting was identified as Jesse Cadalzo, 22. Were killed Tuesday as Manuel Caronia 45, and Nicky, Roseau, 57.

Lopinto had very little information about New Orleans, and the dead, but the New Orleans media report is the only shooting was reported June 6 that the 61-year-old Bruce Reed, was mortally wounded in a field next to a major east side of New Orleans square.

Barrette was arrested without incident at his parents ‘ home. The gun believed used in the killings was recovered, Lopinto said.

Lopinto, it was asked whether race was considered to be a contributing factor in the deaths. Barrette is. In Jefferson, two of the victims were Spanish and one was white. The New Orleans victims were black.

There is no evidence so far to indicate the race would have been a reason, Lopinto said. “That could change, of course, if we are to continue with our investigation,” he said, adding that the probe would include a review of Barrette is to search on the web.

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