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Persons of Interest Sought in NOPD Homicide Investigation

by Aaron E. Looney

February 28, 2022

Categories: Be on the Lookout

Topics: Homicide, Person of Interest, Seventh District

Persons of Interest Sought in NOPD Homicide Investigation

The NOPD is seeking assistance in identifying and locating two persons of interest in the ongoing investigation of a homicide that occurred on January 8, 2022, at the intersection of Curran Boulevard and Benson Street.

At around 5:56 p.m., NOPD Seventh District officers responded to a call of aggravated battery shooting at the location.  Upon arrival officers found two male victims suffering with a gunshot wound(s).  An 18-year-old male was pronounced deceased at the scene.  A 23-year-old male who was transported by NOEMS to the hospital and later succumbed to his injuries.  A third male victim arrived at the hospital by private conveyance.

During the course of investigation, NOPD Homicide Unit detectives developed the pictured subjects as persons of interest and seek to identify and question them.

On January 14, NOPD’s Violent Offender Warrant Squad arrested a suspect, Devion Taylor, on two counts of second-degree murder in this investigation.

Anyone with additional information on this incident is asked to contact NOPD Homicide Det. Lucretia Gantner at 504-658-5300 or call anonymously to Crimestoppers of Greater New Orleans at 504-822-1111 or toll-free 1-877-903-STOP.