Sheriff Newell Normand announces the arrest of Cedric Reed, B/M, 42, of Avondale, for a homicide that occurred in Avondale on June 16, 2017.
On June 16, 2017, at approximately 10:44 pm, Third District deputies were dispatched to a residence in the 300 block of Deacon Street in reference to an unresponsive male. Initially believed to be suffering from a medical emergency, the victim was pronounced dead on scene. It was determined following an examination that the victim had suffered injuries consistent with blunt force trauma, and the death was ruled a homicide.
During the investigation, a witness came forward and identified Reed as the perpetrator of the offense. Detective Melvin Francis of our Homicide Section obtained an arrest warrant for Reed, and he was subsequently arrested in Houston, TX before being extradited to Jefferson Parish. Reed was booked with one count of Second degree murder upon his return to Jefferson Parish.
Lieutenant Jason Rivarde
Public Information Officer