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NOPD VOWS, U.S. Marshals Arrest Suspect in Homicide Investigation

by Aaron E. Looney

January 7, 2022

Categories: On Duty

Topics: First District, Good Police Work, Homicide, Partnerships

NOPD VOWS, U.S. Marshals Arrest Suspect in Homicide Investigation

The NOPD’s Violent Offender Warrant Squad and the U.S. Marshals today (January 7, 2021) arrested Mervin Bailey (pictured, black male, DOB: 08-14-2002) in the investigation of a homicide that occurred on December 13, 2021 at the intersection of North Derbigny and Laffite streets.

At about 8:14 a.m. on December 13, NOPD First District officers responded to a call of a deceased male in the roadway. Upon arrival, officers discovered an unresponsive male subject lying in the roadway with a gunshot wound to his chest. The victim was declared deceased on scene.

Through investigation, NOPD Homicide Unit detectives developed and positively identified Bailey as the perpetrator in this incident. An arrest warrant was obtained for one count of second-degree murder.

NOPD VOWS and U.S. Marshals located Bailey this morning in the 2600 block of South Robertson Street, where he was arrested without incident. Bailey was booked into the Orleans Parish Justice Center accordingly.

Anyone with additional information on this incident is asked to contact NOPD Homicide Det. Jameson Diesburg at 504-658-5300.