Thursday, December 1 2022

Three murder arrests this week alone bring two families closer to justice. “It’s a definite win, but it also makes you think about the fact that you have others that are still unresolved and you really want to give those same answers to those people too,” Lt. Donny said. Burbrink from the LMPD Homicide Unit. . Justin Kirk, 20, and Gregory Tolbert, 19, were arrested for the murder of Terry Dedrick, 57, on Labor Day. On Tuesday evening, police arrested 19-year-old Armani Shrivers. He is the second suspect to face charges in connection with the shooting death of Rykess Ford in July. Due to the ages of the suspects, Burbink said investigators now have detectives scouring social media to piece it all together. “These investigations take a lot longer now and yes there are a lot of technological aspects there, but we are very lucky here to have been given the resources and to have been able to go into these investigations a little bit but further and really identify very strong suspects in these cases,” Burbrink said. In October, detectives investigated six homicides. The single-digit number is something the unit had not seen since February. “When you have time to review your file, see what you have, send your warrants, receive the information and analyze it, that’s where you start to see that increase in resolution rate,” Burbrink said. Burbrink said the unit’s clearance rate now stands at 48.2 per cent, nearly a quarter higher than just two years ago Burbrink said other factors are also playing a role, such as better collaboration within the agency and the use of a laboratory of Private DNA. “We’re getting these results much faster than we’ve ever had in the past, which allows us to look at other aspects of the investigation and really increase the amount of effort and time that goes into it to get things back on track. to the prosecutor,” Burbrink said. So far this year, the city has recorded 138 homicides. The resolution rate now means that around 65 of those cases have been cleared.

Three murder arrests this week alone bring two families closer to justice.

“It’s a definite win, but it also makes you think about the fact that you have others that are still unresolved and you really want to give those same answers to those people too,” Lt. Donny said. Burbrink from the LMPD Homicide Unit. .

Justin Kirk, 20, and Gregory Tolbert, 19, were arrested for the murder of Terry Dedrick, 57, on Labor Day.

On Tuesday evening, police arrested 19-year-old Armani Shrivers. He is the second suspect to face charges related to the shooting death of Rykess Ford in July.

Due to the suspects’ ages, Burbink said investigations now have detectives scouring social media to piece it all together.

“These investigations take a lot longer now and yes there are a lot of technological aspects there, but we are very lucky here to have been given the resources and to have been able to go into these investigations a little bit but further and really identify very strong suspects in these cases,” Burbrink said.

In October, detectives investigated six homicides. The single-digit number is something the unit hadn’t seen since February.

“When you have time to review your file, see what you have, send your warrants, receive the information and analyze it, that’s when you start to see that increase in the resolution rate” , Burbrink said. said.

The unit’s clearance rate now stands at 48.2%, nearly a quarter higher than just two years ago.

Burbrink said other factors also play a role, such as better collaboration within the agency and the use of a private DNA lab.

“We’re getting these results much faster than we’ve ever had in the past, which allows us to look at other aspects of the investigation and really increase the amount of effort and time that goes into it to get things back on track. to the prosecutor,” Burbrink said.

So far this year, the city has recorded 138 homicides. The resolution rate now means that around 65 of those cases have been cleared.

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