4th local suspect arrested in fatal Kenner shooting

Published 12:08 am Wednesday, February 3, 2016

KENNER — A fourth St. John the Baptist Parish resident has been arrested — linked by Kenner police to fatal robbery of a suspected drug dealer.

Ahkemon Bardell Jr.

Ahkemon Bardell Jr.

Ahkemon Bardell Jr., 19, of LaPlace was arrested Thursday.

He is charged with criminal conspiracy to commit armed robbery.

Lt. Brian McGregor said investigators believe Bardell is the fourth person who conspired to rob marijuana Jan. 22 from Dayan Sanchez.

The encounter turned violent, and 19-year-old Hykeem Martin of Reserve was shot dead.

Kenner police said four St. John Parish residents with a history of robbing drug dealers targeted the Kenner pusher.

Investigators believe Martin, Deleon “Del” Perrilloux, Tandi Hall and Bardell drove from LaPlace to Kenner.

McGregor said Martin and Perrilloux were armed with handguns.

“Martin and Hall met with Dayan Sanchez and an unknown male to acquire marijuana Sanchez was selling,” McGregor said. “During the illegal drug transaction, Martin and Sanchez were involved in a shooting, which resulted in the death of Martin.”

Kenner police officers responded to the shooting and apprehended Perrilloux, who police said had a handgun concealed in his pants.

A gun and marijuana were located near Martin.

“(Martin) actually set up an armed robbery,” McGregor said.

“We believe they may have done this before.”

Sanchez, 21, of Kenner surrendered to detectives Jan. 25.

He was booked with manslaughter, distribution of marijuana, felony carrying of a firearm by a person convicted of certain felonies, illegal carrying of a firearm while in possession of a controlled substance, the illegal discharge of a firearm and aggravated assault.

Kenner Police are still searching for the male who accompanied Sanchez to the illegal drug sale.

They describe him as a dark-skinned Hispanic male with a red skin tone who stands 5’10” tall.

Police said Perrilloux, 18, and Hall, 21, are boyfriend and girlfriend, adding Perrilloux of Reserve is charged with criminal conspiracy to commit armed robbery and illegal carrying of weapons.

Hall of LaPlace is charged with criminal conspiracy to commit armed robbery.

Perrilloux’s bond was set at $175,000, and Hall’s is $100,000.