Suspect identified in New Orleans Walmart homicide

Suspect identified in New Orleans Walmart homicide
NOPD is currently investigating a shooting in the 4300 block of Chef Menteur Highway that left one man dead. (Source: WVUE Fox 8)

NEW ORLEANS, La. (WVUE) - The suspect in Monday night’s shooting at a Gentilly Walmart is identified as 21-year-old Kentrell Banks.

Kentrell Banks, 21, is accused of shooting and killing a Walmart employee in New Orleans Jan 6.
Kentrell Banks, 21, is accused of shooting and killing a Walmart employee in New Orleans Jan 6. (Source: Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office)

Banks was booked early Tuesday morning with second degree murder and attempted second degree murder.

The store remains closed Tuesday morning as the NOPD continues its investigation into a deadly shooting Monday night.

The store usually opens at 6 a.m., but only employees are being allowed inside.

Counselors are being brought in to meet with employees.

A suspect walked into the Walmart and shot a male employee in the chest. The victim later died.

A second person was shot in the foot, but is in stable condition.

An arrest was made at the scene.

The report was released at around 6:47 p.m. However, there is no other information on the time of the shooting.

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