February 29th, 2012
01:54 AM ET

New Orleans police arrest 17-year-old in Good Samaritan shooting

New Orleans police have arrested a 17-year-old in connection with the shooting of a Good Samaritan who died in front of his two sons while trying to stop a carjacking.

Several tips from the community led to Tuesday's arrest of Kendall Harrison, who is accused of shooting Harry "Mike" Ainsworth, 44.

Ainsworth was with his two sons, ages 9 and 11, as they waited for a morning school bus on January 25.

When he saw a man carjacking his neighbor, Ainsworth ran to help, jumping on the hood of the car, police said.

The carjacker shot him through the windowshield, police said.

Wounded, Ainsworth staggered into a neighbor's yard where he collapsed.

The boys ran to him and sat by his side until emergency responders arrived. It was too late. The two sons witnessed their father die.

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  1. Joey Isotta-Fraschini©™

    Now I read your review again, banasy.
    By sarcastically quoting "all around," I meant that I excluded the murderous punk from my warm sadness. The punk's inclusion for empathy in the post by Talk for Social Change was implied in "all around."
    I hope that the young man fries.
    Where I agree with you most on this matter is that we do not have to agree.
    I also agree that I am very cold toward teenaged murderers of this type.

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