NOPD Makes Arrest in Harry “Mike” Ainsworth Case

Posted on Feb 29, 2012 in Courts, Local Issues, NOPD

Yesterday New Orleans detectives arrested the man they believe gunned down an Algiers father last month when he tried to stop a carjacking in progress.

Officers picked up 17-year-old Kendall Harrison at his school in the 2400-block of Esplanade Avenue at around 1pm on February 28th. He was arrested without incident.

Crimestoppers received numerous tips about the case from members of the community, several of which identified Harrison as the shooter.

Detectives also provided evidence to Louisiana State Police’s Crime Lab technicians, who were able to link Harrison to the murder through DNA testing.

“The detectives in this case have done nothing short of outstanding work. They were on the scene within 5 minutes of the shooting, and have stayed focused on this tragic case ever since”, said Superintendent Ronal Serpas.

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