Skip to comments.Coroner IDs phone store robbery suspect killed by customer
Posted on 02/13/2017 3:53:43 PM PST by BBell
The suspected robber shot and killed by an armed customer Friday night (Feb. 10) has been identified by the Orleans Parish Coroner's Office as Jordan Espadron.
Espadron, 28, was armed when he entered the T-Mobile store, 506 St. Andrew St., shortly before 7:30 p.m., New Orleans police said. Once inside, police said he ordered employees and a customer to the back room and demanded money from the store safe.
Jordan Espadron life fell off track, his grandmother said. A search of online court records in Jefferson Parish shows separate 2008 convictions for cocaine possession and for attempting to possess a firearm as a felon. In 2011, he pleaded guilty in Orleans Parish to possessing heroin and cocaine, for which he was sentenced to five years in prison. The following year, records show, he received a concurrent six-year sentence after pleading guilty to attempting to possess a firearm as a felon.
Espadron's mother, Stacy Ward, said her son had tried to find work upon his release from prison. He worked construction last, she said, until cold weather at the end of last year forced an early end to the job. His attempts to find new employment seemed to derail when his criminal record came to light.
Ward said she made no excuses for what her son's behavior.
"I don't know why he did what he did," she said. "If he asked for something, we gave it to him. What did he feel like he needed?"
Still, she questioned why the armed customer who shot her son from behind did not instead step outside to call police, given that an NOPD division is headquartered steps from the cellphone store.
"It's not right what my child did, but send him to jail -- don't kill him," Ward said.
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I know a lot of people with criminal records here who have no problem getting jobs. Sometimes it seems that half of the people in Louisiana have criminal records.
>>”It’s not right what my child did, but send him to jail — don’t kill him,” Ward said.<<
Play stupid games, win stupid prizes.
Never gamble with an outcome. Shoot to kill at the opportunity.
Because, lady, when seconds count, the police are about an half-hour away.
The average response time of a 911 call is 23 minutes. The average response time of a 45 ACP bullet is 850 feet per second. Do the math.
Must have been satisfying to blow his ass away.
Well, maybe not. I suppose a person with a conscience can never enjoy that sort of thing.
They already did send him to jail. Then they let him go.
Why isn't she mad at the state of Louisiana, for setting him free?
A lot of people don’t understand how traumatic it is to a person to kill another person. I pray for him to have peace.
[ I think your boy was fired.]
The construction company did not work on CPT.
He’s fully rehabilitated now. Rehabilitation through reincarnation...
From Algeria. Another poor immigrant.
I did not see any mention of Algeria.
Could you point out where you found that interesting bit?
Someone should create an app with a spinning wheel of criminal excuses for when their kids commit crimes.
Stacey, your son ordered everyone - at gunpoint - to the back room of the store. Someone was likely going to die there, and better your son than an innocent sales clerk or customer.
BTW, where is Jordan's father? Is Mr. Espadron still around? Doing time? Dead, perhaps? Just curious.
His facebook page says he’s from Algiers Algeria.
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Everybody who have a picture with Jordan or a favorite picture of Jordan can y'all please send it to me so I can put something together to put on the shirt.
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The *shirt*. SMH.
I wonder when, and under what circumstances, the family moved to the U.S.
Or is he just making up the part about Algeria?
It would be nice if there were a real reporter looking into the story to find out.
Not Algeria - Algiers, Louisiana (it’s a part of Orleans Parish that lies across the Mississippi River from Downtown, French Quarter, Marigny and points downriver).
No I really didn’t peruse his sight any further than to confirm that it was indeed him.
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