December 06, 2022  |  03:27 pm

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office detectives have obtained a warrant for the arrest of a Kentwood man in connection with the May 2 homicide which occurred on Pansy Street in the Abita Nursery Subdivision.

Tyrus Brock (DOB 11/8/1995) is currently being held in the Tangipahoa Parish Jail on unrelated charges. A hold has been placed on him by the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office.  Once he fulfills his requirements in Tangipahoa Parish, Brock will be transported to the St. Tammany Parish Correctional Center, where he will be booked on one count of Second-degree Murder.

As reported in a previous press release, STPSO deputies were dispatched to the area of Pansy and Progress Streets on May 2 in reference to gunshots being heard. Responding deputies located a deceased black male, with what appeared to be gunshot wounds, inside a vehicle on Pansy Street. The St. Tammany Parish Coroner’s Office identified the victim as Kawon Moore.

As a result of their investigation, STPSO detectives have identified Brock as one of the individuals responsible in Moore’s death. The case is still being actively investigated and additional arrests may come at a later time.

“This arrest brings our homicide clearance rate for 2022 to 100 percent,” Sheriff Randy Smith said. “This is a testament to the hard work and dedication shown by the detectives in our Major Crimes Unit.  We truly have the best of the best working to keep the citizens of St. Tammany safe.”