Kenner Police arrest person of interest in recent homicide

Published 7:31 am Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Kenner Detectives developed Oswaldo Dacuhna as a suspect in the September 3, 2022 shooting death of Alejandro Quiroz, 43, Kenner, based on information and evidence obtained. The response to the Kenner Police Department’s Facebook post asking for help identifying the suspect from crime scene pictures proved valuable. Chief Conley wants to again thank the public for working with Detectives in bringing closure to this case. Chief Conley also wants to commend the Patrol Division, Captain Cunningham and Detectives who worked around the clock following leads and building a strong case. Once Dacuhna was developed as a suspect, a warrant for his arrest was obtained for Homicide. Patrol Officers and Detectives began a manhunt and information was entered into NCIC. On Friday night, in Vinton, Louisiana, Vinton City Police investigated reports of a suspicious person, at which time they confronted and arrested Dacuhna on warrants and on a drug charge. The Kenner Police Department thanks the men and women of the Vinton Police Department for taking this subject off the streets and are thankful their training and professionalism kept them safe considering the nature of the crime involved.
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On September 3, 2022, at 4:00 AM Kenner Police Officers responded to a report of a subject shot in the parking lot of a convenience store located at 3049 Loyola Drive, Kenner.
Officers arrived on scene and found Alejandro Quiroz, 43, Kenner, shot twice. Quiroz was transported to an area hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries.
Police are actively interviewing witnesses and following up on leads. The witness stated the suspect and victim were known associates. The suspect is described as a black, possibly Hispanic male.
Detective Peter Foltz is leading the homicide investigation.
Anyone having any information are asked to contact the Kenner Police at (504) 712-2222 or Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.
Crime tips can also be submitted to the Kenner Police Department website: https://www.kennerpd.com/