Contact: Ken Daley, Public Information
District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro’s office on Thursday (May 2) secured the murder conviction of a gunman who fatally shot a New Orleans man in the 7th Ward in November 2017.
An Orleans Parish jury deliberated three hours before finding Tyrone Myles guilty as charged of second-degree murder, in connection with the killing of 23-year-old Antoine Brumfield on Nov. 26, 2017. Myles, 24, faces a mandatory lifetime prison term when Criminal District Judge Laurie White imposes his sentence on May 17.
Earlier this week, Myles pleaded guilty as charged to being a felon illegally possessing a firearm in connection to the same case. He entered that plea Monday (April 29), and on Tuesday was sentenced to 40 years in prison on that count after state prosecutors established his history as a double felony offender. Myles had been convicted of simple burglary of an inhabited dwelling in 2013.
New Orleans police determined that Myles intervened in deadly fashion into a dispute between Brumfield and another man, Derrick Truehill, who believed Brumfield had stolen cash and a gun from him. The men encountered each other at a 7th Ward convenience store in the 1900 block of North Rocheblave Street around 7:30 a.m.
Video surveillance from the store captured Myles pulling out a gun moments before Brumfield was shot in the head and killed.
Assistant District Attorneys Jason Napoli and Carolyn Livanos prosecuted the case.
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