Bond set for suspect in Gentilly Walmart murder

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NEW ORLEANS– The suspect in Last night’s shooting at the Gentilly Walmart store has been identified as 21-year-old Kentrell Banks.

According to records from the Orleans Parish Sheriff Office, Banks is being held on one count each of Second-Degree Murder and Attempted Second Degree Murder.

The shooting happened around 6:30 Monday night at the Walmart Store in 4300 block of Chef Menteur Highway.

According to investigators, Banks was detained by an off-duty police officer who was working a security detail at the store after he shot and killed a male employee and wounded a woman.

The Orleans Parish Coroner will release the identity of the man that was killed.

A Criminal Court Judge has set banks’ bond at $500,000

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