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NEW ORLEANS -- Two suspects are in custody in connection with a murder earlier this month in Algiers.

Brent Riggins, 18, and Aaron Thibodeaux, 18, are accused of shooting and killing Jared Hester, 18, in an apartment building parking lot on Oct. 4 in the 1500 block of Southlawn Boulevard.

Police arrested Riggins on Horace Street on Monday and booked him with second-degree murder. Thibodeaux is also facing a second-degree murder charge. He was already being held in Orleans Parish Prison on separate charges.

Officers spotted Riggins and Thibodeaux at the scene of the crime and brought them in for questioning -- even finding the murder weapon near the scene of the crime -- but it wasn't until Monday that they were able to formally charge the duo.

The NOPD says a third person may have been involved in the murder. If you know anything that can help investigators, call Crimestoppers at 822-1111.

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