探偵エベレットブリスコ, ニューオーリンズ警察署の13年のベテラン, 土曜日にZuluSocial Aid and PleasureClubのメンバーと一緒にヒューストンを訪れていました, a New Orleans group that puts on a Mardi Gras parade.
Club President Elroy James told Fox News he, Briscoe and other members were visiting friends from the club who lived in Houston. Some had moved to the city following Hurricane Katrina in 2005, 彼は言った.
“We got there around 2:30 午後. and put our belongings in the hotel and went across the street to a restaurant,” ジェームズは言った.
They dropped off their bags at the Hotel Derek near The Galleria mall and walked to the Grotto Ristorante to smoke cigars, ジェームズは言った. The group was seated on the outdoor patio and ordered a few drinks.
ある時点で, James left to walk over to a CVS pharmacy to purchase some pain medication. Minutes later, two suspects approached the group around 5 午後. and demanded their property, 当局は言った.
Witnesses said they complied and one of the suspects opened fire and struck two people, including Briscoe, 警察は言った.
James said he received a call from a fellow Zulu member informing him of the shooting.
“I got a call saying ‘You need to come back. They shot DJ. They shot DJ,’” ジェームズは言った.
Upon running back to the restaurant, he saw Briscoe shot. He was pronounced dead at the scene and the second victim was hospitalized.
James described the detective, a married father of two boys, as big in stature but quiet and gentle.
“You won’t find anyone that can say anything bad about brother Everett Briscoe,” 彼は言った. “You had to really make him talk. He was a really, really great guy.”
Briscoe had been a Zulu member for seven years, ジェームズは言った.
James said he went back to New Orleans the day after the shooting.
“There was no reason to stay and celebrate. People really wanted to get out of the city,” 彼は言った.
Everett was pursuing his bachelor’s degree at the Southern University at New Orleans when he was killed, New Orleans Police Chief Shaun Ferguson said Sunday.
“We lost a good one,” an emotional Ferguson said.
Briscoe’s body was escorted by Houston police officers to New Orleans on Tuesday.
Authorities are searching for two suspects and a Nissan Altima with paper tags in connection with the deadly shooting. A $ 100,000 reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest and conviction.
While talking to reporters Tuesday, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner had a message for the killers.
“I just want to be very clear. We will find you,” 彼は言った. “We’re going to utilize every resource available to find you.”