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NOPD Identifies Wanted Suspect in Seventh District Homicide

by Aaron E. Looney

August 6, 2020

Categories: Be on the Lookout

Topics: Homicide, Seventh District

NOPD Identifies Wanted Suspect in Seventh District Homicide

The NOPD has obtained an arrest warrant for Dwight Sparrow (pictured, DOB: 10-13-1972) in the investigation of a homicide that occurred on August 5, 2020 at the intersection of Curran and Buffalo roads.

Through investigation, NOPD Homicide Detectives determined that at approximately 7:30 p.m., a subject later positively identified as Sparrow was apparently involved in a verbal and physical altercation with the victim. During this altercation, Sparrow allegedly produced a handgun and shot the victim several times. The victim was transported to a hospital by private conveyance, where he later died.

When located, Sparrow will be arrested on one count of second-degree murder.

Anyone with additional information on this incident or on Sparrow’s whereabouts is asked to contact NOPD Homicide District detectives at 504-658-5300 or call anonymously to Crimestoppers of Greater New Orleans at 504-822-1111 or toll-free 1-877-903-STOP.