Contact: Ken Daley, Public Information
District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro’s office on Thursday (Nov. 7) secured a murder indictment against a New Orleans man accused of fatally shooting a man sitting in a car parked in a Little Woods neighborhood in August.
Demeccio “Meech” Caston was charged with the second-degree murder of 33-year-old Patrick Lamar as part of a three-count indictment handed up by an Orleans Parish grand jury. The panel also charged Caston with obstruction of justice in a homicide investigation and with being a felon in possession of a firearm.
Caston, 29, faces a mandatory lifetime prison sentence if convicted of Lamar’s murder.
According to New Orleans police investigators, Lamar was sitting in the driver’s seat of a Nissan Altima parked in the driveway of a home in the 7200 block of Bunker Hill Road at approximately 9:43 p.m. on Aug. 10, 2019. Video surveillance cameras captured a gunman, later determined to be Caston, approaching the open driver’s side door on foot before unloading a barrage of gunfire into the vehicle.
Lamar was pronounced dead at the scene from multiple gunshot wounds.
Assistant District Attorney Abigail MacDonald presented the case to the grand jury.
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