[StBernard] Chalmette man killed when he answers the door

Westley Annis westley at da-parish.com
Tue Sep 23 22:06:43 EDT 2008

Chalmette man killed when he answers the door

05:58 PM CDT on Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Michael Luke / WWL-TV.com

A Chalmette man was murdered when he answered a knock at the front door of
his brother's home, St. Bernard police said in a statement.


St. Bernard police believe that Vantrell Bienemy, 20, was shot inside his
brother's home by one, possibly more intruders. Bienemy was shot several
times through the front door.

After hearing a knock at the door, Bienemy's brother went to answer but got
no response when he asked who was there, said police.

Bienemy, who was on a cell phone according to police, then answered the door
after a second knock but quickly closed it. It was then that he was shot
through the door.

All told, Bienemy was shot three times - twice in his stomach and once in
his buttocks - shortly before midnight Monday evening, police said. He was
taken to University Hospital where he was pronounced dead later.

St. Bernard police have not made an arrest nor identified a motive in the

Bienemy had moved to back to New Orleans in May following Hurricane Katrina,
police said, and was visiting his brother that evening.

St. Bernard police said that Bienemy's killing was the third homicide of
year in the parish.

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