KTRK, August 30, 2021
The two men arrested in connection to a double shooting that took the life of a New Orleans police detective may have been on a crime spree that day.
Investigators said Frederick Jackson and Anthony Jenkins were robbing people in The Galleria area before the shooting on Aug. 21 at The Grotto Ristorant on Westheimer Road.
The robbery victims spoke with ABC13 on Friday, but asked us to conceal their identities for their safety, since police said the suspects are gang affiliated.
They said the robbery, which happened in broad daylight, was scary although they survived it.
“Another guy ran up to me and put a gun to my face and said, ‘Just be still and everything will be alright,'” he said.
Those two victims were robbed at gun point along a quiet residential road near The Galleria on the day of the deadly shooting.
“Right after I got robbed, when he left, he said, “You’re lucky I didn’t shoot your [expletive].’ Then they left.”
“When he told me to be still, I knew that he was not playing,” said the victim. “I knew that he would pull the trigger. There was no doubt by what I saw in his eyes. So, I just froze.”