On December 2nd. 2016, around 8:26 PM, our officers were dispatched to a disturbance call involving an armed suspect at 5707 Aero Street in Metairie. Responding officers were flagged down and alerted to the fact that the suspect was inside the address of 5707 Areo Street, brandishing a handgun. Moments later, our officers heard gunshots coming from within the residence. The suspect, identified as Ronald Mitchell, B/M, 39, of that same address, emerged from the home and surrendered his weapon to our officers.
Upon making entry into the home, the body of a B/F, 35 years-of-age was found lying on the kitchen floor suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. The victim, whose identity is being withheld pending notification of family members, was pronounced dead on the scene.
Crime Scene Technicians recovered a black 38 Cal. handgun.
The victim in this homicide has been identified as Derice Bailey, B/F, 35, of that same Aero Street address. The suspect in Bailey's murder, identified as 39 year-old Ronald Mitchell, also of 5707 Aero Street was booked into the JPCC with one count of second-degree murder.
Colonel John N. Fortunato
Public Information Office
Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office