NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) – A man who New Orleans Police said shot someone inside a Warehouse District condo before taking his own life on Sunday night (September 13) was an employee of the Orléans parish prosecutor’s office, authorities confirmed.
Detectives first investigated the death of Jermaine Martinez Green, 29, as a possible homicide. But after questioning two men inside the Cotton Mill complex residence in the 900 block of Poeyfarre Street where gunshots rang out at around 9.15 p.m., investigators determined that Green had attempted to kill someone there. inside the residence before turning the weapon against him. Police said no one else was hit by the other gunfire.
NOLA.com was the first to report that Green had been employed since April as a trial assistant in the juvenile division of the office of District Attorney Jason Williams. Two of Green’s social media pages show he has already spent just over two years serving the NOPD’s Criminal Lab and Forensic Division, and served as a prison assistant in the sheriff’s office of Jefferson Parish for 17 months previously.
As a trial assistant, Green was recently tasked with performing administrative duties in support of prosecutors, the OPDA office said. He did not hold a law degree and did not deal directly with juvenile defendants. A spokesperson for the office said he was not aware of any recent erratic or worrying behavior reported by Green’s co-workers or supervisors.
In a written statement provided by the office, Williams described Green as “a valued and positive member of our team.”
“It’s incredibly unfortunate that he’s no longer with us,” added Williams. “His presence and impact will certainly be missed. As with any open case, we cannot go into the details of the case or talk about the details out of respect for the legal process. “
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