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NOPD Arrests Suspect in Third District Homicide

by Gary S. Scheets

February 23, 2018

Categories: On Duty

Topics: Homicide, Third District

NOPD Arrests Suspect in Third District Homicide

The NOPD has arrested a suspect in connection with a Third District homicide that occurred Friday, February 23, 2018.


At 11:34 a.m., a Third District Task Force Officer was in the area of Louisa Street and Chef Menteur Highway.


The officer was flagged and was alerted to a fire behind the shuttered Winn Dixie grocery store in the 4600 block of Chef Menteur Highway.


As the approached the area, he was alerted to a possible suspect walking away from the scene.


The suspect was identified as David Klein, (W/M DOB: 08/20/1965).


Klein is accused of setting the victim on fire and attempting to leave the scene.


Klein was booked into Orleans Parish Central Lockup on a charge of second-degree murder.


The victim has not been identified at this time.