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NOPD Makes Arrest in First District Homicide

by Kaitlin M Landry

February 22, 2024

Categories: On Duty

Topics: First District, Good Police Work, Homicide

NOPD Makes Arrest in First District Homicide

The NOPD has arrested Joel Warren (Black male, DOB: 1/20/05) in connection with a homicide that occurred in the First District on February 8, 2024.

At about 6:55 a.m. on February 9, officers responded to a call of an unresponsive subject down in the 700 block of South Galvez Street. The male subject was located and subsequently declared deceased on scene by EMS.

The Orleans Parish Coroner later identified the victim as 66-year-old Marty Williams.

Through investigation, detectives identified Warren as the alleged perpetrator in this homicide.

Warren was arrested on February 20, 2024, on one count of second-degree murder and booked accordingly into the Orleans Parish Justice Center.

All persons are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

Anyone with additional information that can assist in this investigation is urged to contact NOPD Homicide Section detectives at 504-658-5300. Those wishing to report information anonymously can call Crimestoppers of Greater New Orleans at 504-822-1111 or toll-free at 1-877-903-STOP.