Feb. 7, 2004 New Orleans Orleans Parish Louisiana, USA
LARMONDO 'FLAIR' ALLEN
Larmondo "Flair" Allen, an entrepreneur, died Feb 7 of gunshot wounds on Martin Luther King Boulevard. He was 25. Mr Allen was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. Survivors include his companion, Kawanner Armstrong; three sons, Christian and Kwan Allen, and Larmondo Allen Jr; six daughters, Deidra, Larmonshell, Lamonshea, Larmomdriel, Larmerja, and Koreyell Allen; his father Burnell Thompson; his mother, Esther Allen; his stepfather, Bruce Gordy; eight brothers, Burnell and Edgar Thompson, Wil Willis, Danta and Reshe Edwards, and Mattnell, Burnell and Lester Allen; five sisters, Shannail Craig, Lekiksha Thompson, Gwendolyn Carter, Jessica Willis and Katina Gordy; ad his grandparents, Delors and JC Allen, and Anna Laura and Wil Thompson. A funeral will be held toda at 11 am at Majestic Mortuary, 1883 Oretha C Haley Blvd. Burial will be in Providece Park.
This obituary appeared in the New Orleans Times-Picayune, Feb 2004. It was widely circulated online.
New Orleans, La., — This evening, members of the New Orleans Police Department are investigating the murder of two men, ages 25 and 22-years of age. The 25-year-old local man has been identified as Larmondo Allen. The other victim was identified as 22-year-old Edward Taylor. The offense occurred shortly before 11:00 p.m., at 2339 Martin Luther King Boulevard (Guste Public Housing Development). According to investigators, COPS officers were patrolling the development and heard several gunshots and later found the men in the development. Taylor was observed lying in the courtyard, suffering apparent multiple gunshot wounds to the head and body. Allen was seen lying, a short distance away from the first victim, on a concrete stairway and near the second floor balcony. He suffered an apparent gunshot wound to the chest. Both men were pronounced dead on the scene. Both men were Cs, Taylor had a Second Degree Murder Warrant for his arrest in connection with the January 7, 2003 murder of 26-year-old Aaron Jones who was killed in the 1500 block of Bienville Street. The NOPD aired his photograph on January 14, 2004 in connection with this case. Allen also has previous arrests, and in May of 2003 he was arrested on two (2) counts of attempted murder and one count of First Degree Murder. In December and October of 1999, he was arrested on two separate First Degree Murder cases.
Friday, June 30, 2006 By Gwen Filosa Staff writer A young New Orleans man who escaped a previous murder charge faces decades in prison for gunning down a drug-trade rival two years ago near the Guste public housing complex.
Twdarryl Toney, 23, helped pump some 30 bullets into Edward "Chocolate" Taylor on Feb. 8, 2004, during a shootout in Central City that also left a second man dead, a jury concluded this week after a three-day trial at Orleans Parish Criminal District Court.
The jury convicted Toney of manslaughter Wednesday night after hearing testimony in two second-degree murder charges that came from what prosecutors called a drug-trade gunfight, complete with an AK-47-style assault rifle and one victim being shot more than 30 times in the head.
Taylor and Larmondo "Flair" Allen died in the 2300 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard after being riddled with bullets.
But instead of murder, which carries automatic life in prison, the jury came back with the lesser charge of manslaughter for Taylor's killing and failed to reach any verdict on the second murder charge, in which prosecutors blamed Toney for the death of his one-time drug-dealing partner, Allen.
Taylor, 24, who prosecutors said was hired as a hit man to kill Allen that night, left a son and three daughters. Allen, 25, who like Toney had wrangled out of previous murder and other violent charges, was fatally wounded during the gunfight. He was a father to three sons and six daughters.
Toney faces up to 40 years for manslaughter, but District Attorney Eddie Jordan said he would ask the court to send him away for 20 to 80 years under the state's repeat-offender law.
Toney has a 2002 conviction for firing a gun into the air on New Year's Eve, which could lead to the extended prison term. He is due in court July 24 for sentencing before Judge Calvin Johnson.