The Times-Picayune

Alvin Richardson, who is accused of killing one man and injuring a courthouse employee on Friday, was inside the Orleans Parish Criminal District courthouse just hours before the shootings, police confirmed Thursday (March 5).

Earlier that day, according to Homicide Commander Sgt. Nick Gernon, Richardson is believed to have watched his nephew receive a life sentence in a murder case inside Judge Keva Landrum-Johnson’s courtroom.

While police have not yet released a motive in the shooting, authorities are considering the possibility that the sentencing may have set off something in the 47-year-old man before police say he shot and killed his friend while inside a pickup truck outside the courthouse and firing at two other people, injuring one.

“It’s not a theory that we will discount,” Gernon said, adding that the investigation was still underway. read more…