NEW ORLEANS – The NOPD Homicide Division has obtained and released a surveillance video that shows a man setting fire to a car, which was later discovered to have a dead body inside.
The incident occurred on September 14 in the 8700 block of Morrison Road.
Around 5 p.m., officers responded to the call of a vehicle fire in a grassy area near a canal on Morrison Road. The fire department responded and put out the fire, at which time the body of 23-year-old Louis Perrette was found inside. It was later determined that Perrette had a gunshot wound to the head.
The video shows a man lifting the hatchback of a vehicle and hang around the back of the car, before a fire starts and the man runs away. Police believe the suspect may have suffered an injury himself.
Anyone with information on the incident can call Crimestoppers at 822-1111.
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