Update 5/10/18 – New Orleans police have arrested David Collins, 37, in connection with the murder of Kevin Dunkley, the 38-year-old shooting victim found dead in a drive aisle at the CubeSmart self-storage facility on Behrman Highway. Collins, who was arrested on May 8, has a history of violence, according to the source.
The suspect had an outstanding warrant for his arrest stemming from a simple battery charge related to a May 2011 incident. He pleaded guilty to aggravated assault in a separate case in February 2011. Police indicated Collins would be booked on the outstanding battery charge as well as homicide charges related to the Dunkley murder, the source reported.
No motive or details on why the shooting may have occurred were reported. It’s also not clear what led police to arrest Collins as a suspect.
4/20/18 – A man was discovered shot to death Wednesday at a CubeSmart self-storage facility in Algiers, La. Police were called to the property at 3901 Behrman Highway about 9:18 p.m. The man, who was pronounced dead at the scene, had been shot in the chest, according to the source.
He was found lying in the area between two rows of storage units, said Aaron Looney, a spokesperson for the New Orleans Police Department, which is investigating the shooting. A woman arrived at the storage facility around 10:40 p.m. She opened the door to the facility office and was followed inside by officers, the source reported. It isn’t clear who the woman was or if she was detained by police.
Police have yet to release the man’s name or more information about the crime. Anyone with information can call Crimestoppers at 877.903.STOP.
CubeSmart is a self-storage real estate investment trust that owns or manages 987 self-storage facilities across the United States. Its operating portfolio comprises more than 60.5 million square feet.
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