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Deshawn Butler, 25, was a member of the Fischer Fools gang that was feuding with the Hot Block gang, Police Superintendent Ronal Serpas said.
Butler, who worked sporadically as a janitor and a grass-cutter, was a loving father of his only son, family members said.
But, relatives said, his friends were a bad influence.
"He was a good guy but he got into the wrong crowd," said Butler's father, Terry Smith, 48, of Harvey.
was in jail just days before he was gunned down. He was picked up
Monday on a shoplifting charge in Jefferson Parish after deputies said
he and someone else took $48 worth of goods from a business. He was
released that same evening.
Earlier this summer, he was under a
restraining order after police said he kicked all four doors of Kinard's
car and broke off both rear-view mirrors.
Butler was booked on
one count of criminal damage to property stemming from the June 2
incident. The restraining order -- which banned him from being in
contact with Kinard and from carrying a gun -- was in effect until early
last month after the case ended with Butler pleading no contest in
exchange for a 60-day suspended sentence.
And at the time of his death he was on probation for a felony prescription drug-dealing conviction.
addition to his run-ins with the law, he found trouble on the street.
Someone shot at Butler outside a gas station in July, his father said.