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NOPD VOWS Arrests Wanted Suspect in Homicide Investigation

by Aaron E. Looney

January 26, 2022

Categories: On Duty

Topics: First District, Good Police Work, Homicide

NOPD VOWS Arrests Wanted Suspect in Homicide Investigation

Today (January 26, 2022), the NOPD’s Violent Offender Warrant Squad arrested John F. Duncan Jr. (pictured, black male, DOB: 07-13-1989) in the investigation of a homicide on December 17, 2021 at the intersection of North Broad and Dumaine streets.

At around 4:31 p.m., NOPD First District officers responded to a call of aggravated battery by shooting at the location.  Upon arrival, officers found an adult male having sustained a gunshot wound(s). He was transported to the hospital where he was later pronounced deceased.

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

Today, NOPD VOWS officers located Duncan and took him into custody without incident. He was arrested and booked accordingly into the Orleans Parish Justice Center.

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