NOPD makes arrest in decade-old murder case

NEW ORLEANS -- NOPD officers responding to a disturbance call ended up arresting a suspect in a decade-old murder case.

Police arrested 26-year-old Tyree King after he and two other unidentified suspects led them on a chase in New Orleans East on Tuesday, Oct. 4.

According to NOPD, seventh district officers were dispatched to the 12000 block of South I-10 Service Road after a disturbance was reported in the area. When they arrived, the officers spotted a white NIssan Maxima with a Colorado license plate leaving the area.

The two officers attempted to stop the car, but the driver sped up and eventually crashed near the intersection of Curran Boulevard and Bullard Avenue according to NOPD. The three people inside then got out of the car and fled on foot.

Officers were able to track down two of the suspects, including Tyree King.

During their investigation, officers discovered that King had several outstanding warrants, including one for second degree murder from Sept. 16, 2006. According to police, Kind also had warrants for four counts of aggravated assault with a firearm, aggravated and simple criminal damage to property, illegal possession of Oxycodone, hit and run, and parole and traffic violations. he also had an outstanding warrant from the East Baton Rouge Police Department.

The second suspect police located was interviewed and released. The third is still at-large.

Anyone with information on King, or the location of the third suspect, is asked to call Seventh District Detectives at 504-658-6077 or CRIMESTOPPERS at 504-822-1111.

(© 2016 WWL)


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