NOPD identifies suspect in N.O. East murder

NOPD identifies suspect in N.O. East murder

Credit: NOPD

Travis Peters

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Posted on August 18, 2012 at 11:01 PM

NEW ORLEANS - Police have identified a suspect in a murder Thursday afternoon near a Chef Menteur Highway barber shop.

Travis Peters, 23, is wanted for second-degree murder in the shooting death of Herbert Nealy, 36, police said.  

The murder happened Thursday at approximately 1:30 p.m., in the 7500 block of Chef Menteur Highway, where Nealy was found lying in front of a business shot multiple times.

Police believe the murder was drug-related.

Peters has a criminal record that includes arrests for aggravated burglary, resisting an officer, stolen property, drugs and robbery.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call Crimestoppers at 822-1111.  Callers do not have to give their name to earn the $2,500 cash reward.

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