HOUSTON – Anthony Jenkins, 21, appeared in court Wednesday and was given no bond.
Jenkins is one of two men arrested in connection with the fatal shooting of New Orleans Det. Everett Briscoe and his friend Dyrin Riculfy, 43, who was pronounced dead Tuesday night.
For the first time, detectives in the investigation said Briscoe was carrying a gun but it’s unclear if he tried to use it during the attempted robbery.
Jenkins and Frederick Jackson, 19, are both charged with capital murder and attempted capital murder but those charges will likely be upgraded because of Riculfy’s passing.
“The state put us on notice that they fully intend to file capital murder charges against both Mr. Jenkins and Mr. Jackson so they’ll both have two capital murder charges,” said Jenkin’s attorney Anthony Osso.
Osso said Jenkins claims he did not shoot the two victims but instead was just the driver.
“Those of you in the courtroom heard that our client spoke about being only the driver and didn’t know someone was going to be shot,” Osso said.
Jackson has claimed that he was also just the getaway driver. He is expected in court Thursday morning.
Investigators said there is a third person of interest but no information was released on that person or how they were involved.