Breaking: Suspect Reportedly Arrested in the Killing of Toya Wright's Brothers

ATLANTA, GA - JANUARY 15:  Author Toya Wright attends the Women of IMPACT Honorary Dinner on January 15, 2017 at Level V in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images)

Breaking: Suspect Reportedly Arrested in the Killing of Toya Wright's Brothers

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Published March 13, 2017

A man was arrested in connection with the murders of Toya Wright's two brothers in the 7th Ward of New Orleans last July.

According to, police booked Antoine Edwards, 31, on March 9 with second-degree murder in connection to the killings of Joshua and Ryan "Rudy" Johnson.

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NOPD homicide detective Theo Kent revealed that the arrest warrant affidavit showed that multiple tipsters relayed to investigators that a man known as "Toine" or "Tweezy" was responsible for their deaths. The affidavit stated that the man, in at least one of the killings, admitted the shooting to others.

Edwards, according to the warrant, was identified as the suspect who goes by those particular aliases and "several witnesses" pointed his photo out from lineups.

Though Edwards has been named a suspect in the murders of both men, his arrest is only for one count of second-degree murder. He was reportedly identified as being "in the area during the time the incident occurred and as the subject who produced a firearm and shot the victims in this incident," according to the warrant.

According to police, both Joshua, 31, and Ryan, 24, were found dead at the scene, pierced with gunshot wounds, inside a 2006 Chevrolet Equinox parked with the engine still running in the 2800 block of Pauger Street.

Edwards's bond was set at $500,000 and he is set to reappear in court on May 7.

Get the rundown on this tragic incident in the BET Breaks video above.

Written by Moriba Cummings

(Photo: Paras Griffin/Getty Images)


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