St Bernard Post

Wednesday, July 22, 2020 Issue 29 - 2020 Free Newspaper St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana For Advertising Rates Please Contact Our Office at 504-278-7910 Read Our Newspaper Online at ® Valero Meraux Refinery Distributes 400 Fuel Cards to Hospital Employees Contributed by Valero Meraux Refinery The Valero Meraux Re- finery Leadership Team handed out 400 Valero fuel cards to St. Bernard Parish Hospital employees with a message that said, “We are with you” as a thank you for working the front lines during the COVID-19 epi- demic. Thus far, Valero has donated $320,000 directly to COVID-19 relief in Loui- siana as cases continue to rise. The event took place Thursday afternoon, July 16 at St. Bernard Parish Hospi- tal. The giveaway featured an exciting atmosphere and joyful recipients, as well as grateful Valero employees distributing gift cards as a token of appreciation. All attendees wore masks and The giveaway featured an exciting atmosphere and joyful recipients, as well as grateful Valero employees distributing gift cards as a token of appreciation. Photo Courtesy of Valero Energy Corp. practiced safe social dis- tancing, in coordination with the Louisiana State Mandate and current CDC Guidelines. See VALERO , page 5 Sheriff’sOfficeIssuesArrestWarrant forArabiMan From Public Information Department, St. Bernard Parish Sheriff ’s Office The St. Bernard Sher- iff’s Office has issued an arrest warrant for an Ara- bi man in connection with the fatal shooting of a male relative on Sunday, July 12 in Arabi, Sheriff James Pohlmann said. Corey Morgan, 30, of the 1200 block of Tene- brach Street in Arabi, is wanted for second degree murder for fatally shoot- ing his uncle. On Sunday, July 12, shortly before noon, Sheriff Pohlmann said, deputies responded to a call about a shooting in the 1200 block of Mehle Avenue in Arabi. When deputies arrived on the scene, they found a male victim, later identi- fied as 54-year-old Bruce Morgan of Metairie, ly- ing in the street suffer- ing from fatal gunshot wounds to the chest. During the course of the investigation, detec- tives with the Criminal Investigations Bureau were able to identify Co- rey Morgan as the shoot- er. Sheriff Pohlmann said detectives learned Corey and Bruce Morgan had been involved in an alter- cation during which Co- rey brandished a weapon and fired it at his uncle, fatally wounding him. Corey Morgan was in the custody of the New Orleans Police Depart- ment but was scheduled to be transferred to St. Bernard Parish to be booked for second degree murder. Sheriff Pohlmann said this was an isolated inci- dent and no one else was injured. The investigation is ongoing. No further de- tails are available at this time. Anyone with informa- tion regarding criminal activity in St. Bernard Parish is reminded they can call the St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Bureau’s tip hotline at 504-271- TIPS or 8477. Citizens who want to share information with detectives can do so anonymously by calling this number 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Sheriff Pohlmann said all calls will be acted upon. If a detective isn’t available to answer, the Sheriff said callers can leave a detailed message, and either choose to pro- vide their contact infor- mation, or remain anony- mous. Photo Courtesy of S.B.S.O. Corey Morgan