On Friday night, a 28-year-old dirtbag by the name of Jordan Espardon was up to no good. He decided to go rob a T–mobile store on 506 St. Andrew St. in the Garden District.
According to Nola.com, Espardon went inside the store and demanded money from the store’s safe. Espardon then ordered employees and a customer to the back room.
While Espardon was going through the store’s safe, the customer escaped out of the back room. He found Espardon and shot him multiple times. Espardon died at the scene.
According to Nola.com, Espardon had a lengthy rap sheet. From 2008 to his release in December 2015, Espardon was a frequent guest of the Louisiana Department of Corrections. His 2008 conviction was for cocaine possession and possessing a firearm as a felon. He was convicted in 2011 for cocaine and heroin possession and firearm possession as a felon. He was released from prison in December 2015.
According to Espardon’s family, he was trying to get his life on track (stop me if you’ve heard this song before) and they didn’t know why he would steal. He was having a tough time because he was a felon.
But check this out from Espardon’s mother, Stacy Ward, about why the customer shouldn’t have shot her son.
Still, she questioned why the armed customer who shot her son from behind did not instead step outside to call police, given that an NOPD division is headquartered steps from the cellphone store.
“It’s not right what my child did, but send him to jail — don’t kill him,” Ward said.
Because your career criminal son had a gun and he would’ve either killed the customers or escaped if they tried to notify the police. The armed customer decided to do the citizens of New Orleans a favor by removing a career criminal from the streets. Perhaps you should’ve raised your son better.
The armed customer is not expected to be charged in this case.