Contact: Ken Daley, Public Information
District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro’s office on Thursday (Aug. 20) secured a murder indictment against the alleged gunman responsible for a shooting death seven months ago in Central City.
Dijon Curtis was charged with obstructing justice in a homicide investigation and with the second-degree murder of 20-year-old Brent “Bug” Jenkins. Jenkins was gunned down near the intersection of Washington Avenue and Dryades Street after leaving a convenience store just before 4:30 p.m. on Jan. 26, 2020.
Video surveillance cameras in the area captured images of the shooting, and helped confirm the identity of Curtis as the gunman who approached and fired at Jenkins. Video cameras also captured Curtis moments after the shooting, running and entering the back of a white SUV with at least two occupants, in which the gunman made his escape.
The three-count indictment also charged Curtis with one count of aggravated burglary, in connection with an unrelated incident in the 2700 block of Mexico Street in Gentilly on Feb. 26, 2020.
Curtis was arrested by the NOPD’s Violent Offender Warrants Squad on March 18, hiding in the attic of a house in the 6300 block of Baccich Street in Gentilly.
Curtis, 20, faces a mandatory lifetime prison term if convicted on the murder charge Assistant District Attorney Abigail MacDonald presented the case to the grand jury.
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