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Suspect Identified in Homicide on Tupelo Street

by Aaron E. Looney

August 11, 2017

Categories: Be on the Lookout

Topics: Assault/Battery, Fifth District, Homicide

Suspect Identified in Homicide on Tupelo Street

The NOPD has obtained an arrest warrant for Errol Roberts (DOB: 04-04-1991) in connection with a fatal double shooting that occurred in the 1000 block of Tupelo Street on August 1, 2017.

Just before 6 p.m., Fifth District officers responded to call a call of an aggravated battery by shooting in the area. Upon arrival, officers discovered a male victim inside of a residence suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. The victim, later identified as Joseph Esposito, was transported via EMS to an area hospital, where he later died from his injuries.

Through the course of the investigation, detectives discovered a second victim in this incident who arrived at an area hospital by private conveyance for treatment of gunshot wound injuries.

As the investigation continued, NOPD Homicide detectives were able to positively identify Roberts as the perpetrator in this incident. When located, Roberts will be arrested on a charge of second degree murder and aggravated battery.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Errol Roberts is asked to contact Homicide Detective Brett R. Mathes at 658-5300. Citizens with information that can help solve crimes are asked to call Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111 or toll-free at 1-877-903-STOP.