Kyron D. Williams, 27, is being sought by the NOPD as a person of interest in the April 29, 2017 shooting death of New Orleans rapper Desmone Jerome, 27, known as BTY YoungN.(NOPD)
New Orleans police are searching for a man identified as a person of interest in an investigation into the shooting death of New Orleans rapper Desmone Jerome, known as BTY YoungN, the NOPD said Tuesday (July 11).
Detectives are looking to speak with Kyron D. Williams, 27, about the shooting, which occurred late April 29 in the 9200 block of Airline Highway, according to police.
Williams is not wanted in connection with Jerome's death, police said, but detectives think he may have information pertinent to the investigation.
The 27-year-old Jerome was shot more than once around 11:15 p.m. and found lying near a gas pump at a Shell station in Hollygrove, police said. He was pronounced dead on the scene.
About two weeks after the shooting, police arrested 31-year-old Darryl Bannister on a second-degree murder charge in Jerome's death.
Bannister, who was booked May 15, has remained in the Orleans Justice Center jail on a bond set at $500,000. A preliminary hearing in the case is set for July 19, according to Orleans Parish court records. Bannister has not been indicted on the charge.