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October 05, 2020

Wanted Covington Murder Suspect Surrenders

Jonathan Lee Richardson (35), a suspect in last Friday's murder of a man in Covington, turned himself in on Saturday (October 3, 2020). He is now in custody and has been charged with Second Degree Murder, and Possession of a Firearm by Convicted Felon. Richardson was booked into the St. Tammany Parish Jail on October 5, 2020 and bond has been set at $1,000,000.

On Friday, October 2, 2020, at approximately 8:50 PM, The Covington Police Department responded to reports of shots being fired in the area of North Columbia Street and West 33rd Avenue. Upon officers’ arrival, evidence was located, and officers also discovered vehicles damaged in the shooting. While officers were on the scene of the shooting, there were no reports of anyone being injured. 

Later in the night, it was discovered that a black male subject suffered a gunshot wound during the shooting. After the shooting, the victim went to his girlfriend’s house in Mandeville, where he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead as a result of the shooting in Covington. 

The Covington Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division took over the investigation and identified Jonathan Lee Richardson of the Covington area as a suspect in this shooting. Warrants for his arrest on the charge of Second Degree Murder were obtained. 

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