NOPD seeks person of interest in killing of New Orleans rapper BTY YoungN


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.

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